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Nov 29, 2010 5:48 PM by David Ortiviz

Schools, government crack down on fake pot

The Drug Enforcement Administration and local schools are cracking down on fake pot products such as "K2", "Mr. Smiley", "Spice" and "Chronic".  They're made from synthetic marijuana and are marketed as incense. However, the DEA has temporarily banned these products, which means they can't be sold in stores and you can't possess them.

Pueblo City Schools has also adopted a zero tolerance policy--no students can posses these products after "an inlflux" of students were caught taking it to school.

"We need to really wrap our arms around our kids and educate them about what is appropriate and what it not appropriate to put in their bodies and what kind of damage it can cause them,"said Terri Martinez-McGraw, with Pueblo City Schools.

The government says the ban will remain in effect for a year while they figure out if the products should be permanently controlled.

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