Thursday, May 16 2013 11:03 PM EDT2013-05-17 03:03:12 GMT
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Most of the chemicals in K2 and bath salts are newly banned, but the manufacturers may have found a way to keep them on Midlands store shelves. "We could come up with any name, weMore >>
Most of the chemicals in K2 and bath salts are newly banned, but the manufacturers may have found a way to keep them on Midlands store shelves.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 11:01 PM EDT2013-05-17 03:01:55 GMT
Stanley Presnell's family knows the dangers of K-2 or synthetic marijunana. He says his son, Nicholas, smoked some. "We come home from work one night, we smell this strange smell coming out of his bedroom,"More >>
Stanley Presnell's family knows the dangers of K-2 or synthetic marijunana.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WIS) - The United States Drug Enforcement Administration temporarily made three versions of synthetic marijuana illegal Thursday.
Known as cannabinoids, the substances areoften seen in so-called
"fake pot" products that are falsely marketed and sold as "herbal incense" or
"potpourri" products on the Internet and in retail
The changes to the classification of the drugs will be in effect for two years.
The substances have a similar effect on the brain as THC, the main drug in marijuana. A recent study by the DEA determined the substances pose an imminent hazard to public safety.
In April, the DEA warned manufacturers, sellers, retailers, and people possessing the drug that the change would occur so they would have a month to get rid of their
current stocks and stop making or buying more.
The DEA says over the past three years, smokable herbal blends containing synthetic cannabinoids have been falsely marketed as legal and have become increasingly popular, particularly among teens and young adults.
They consist of plant material that has been laced with cannabinoids, which have not been approved by the FDA for human consumption or for medical use. The long-term physical and psychological effects of these substances and their associated products are unknown but have the potential to be severe. The DEA says psychotic and violent behavior has been observed in short-term users of the products.
During the next two years, DEA will work with
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to determine if these
chemicals should be made illegal permanently.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>