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Drug agents on the look out for synthetic marijuana

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Albany Dougherty Drug Agents say synthetic marijuana products are illegal in Georgia now.

Governor Sonny Perdue signed the law making K-2 or Spice illegal this week.   It became effective immediately.

Now drug agents warn they're on the lookout for the products.

A-D-D-U agents say these are pictures of K-2 packages being sold on the Internet.

Drug agents say so far they have not seen any of the herb-based product in Albany, but Investigators are looking for it.

A.D.D.U. Commander Major Bill Berry says "It's very close in it's makeup as marijuana is. It has an effect that is as strong, if not a lot stronger. We are hearing some of the experts saying the effects are greater than marijuana."

Experts say spice is manufactured in Asia and sprayed with synthetic substances that mimic T-H-C, the natural chemical in marijuana that causes a high.

Drug agents say spice costs about ten dollars a gram, about the same price as marijuana.

They want to make sure you know it is also now illegal, just like marijuana.

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