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Published February 25, 2010, 10:53 PM

ND Attorney General Seeks Ban on Synthetic Pot and Meth

ND AG seeking ban on synthetic pot, meth

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials are looking to choke off sales of some products that mimic the effects of marijuana and methamphetamine.

The state Board of Pharmacy on Thursday night agreed to add seven types of chemicals to the state's list of controlled substances, which means they can't be sold legally without a prescription.

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the emergency rule takes effect Friday.

Stenehjem says the fake meth is a powder that's labeled as bath salt, and the synthetic marijuanaa is advertised as aromatherapy. He says the products have been sold in "head shops" in Bismarck, Mandan, Grand Forks, Valley City and Minot.

Stenehjem says he requested the emergency rule because some users of the products have become ill.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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