U.S. Senate passes Federal Ban on Sale of Synthetic pot
NY’s Schumer led charge against dangerous ‘herbal incense’
Sen. Charles Schumer got the ban passed despite opposition from Kentucky Republican Rand Paul.
The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to ban the sale of synthetic marijuana nationwide.
The U.S. Senate passed a ban on the sale of potentially deadly synthetic pot after the rogue lawmaker who held it up for months was outfoxed by New York’s Chuck Schumer.
Kentucky Republican Rand Paul, a libertarian, used a filibuster to stymie a federal
crackdown on the drug known as “potpourri or “herbal incense” — the subject of a Daily News investigation into its dangers.
Fearing that more young people could be harmed while Paul dug in his heels, Schumer made an end-run around Paul and tacked the ban onto a larger Food and Drug Administration bill.
The big bill passed 96-1 on Thursday — and even Paul didn’t vote against it.
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