Last September Sandy Springs Patch reported how synthetic marijuana and bath salts have been a focus Sandy Springs Police for the past few years. Det. Joseph Lane of the Sandy Springs Police Special Investigations Unit then said, synthetic marijuana makers use a synthetic compound, often ordered from Asia, that creates a marijuana-like high. It is sprayed on a weed that looks like the marijuana plant but without the THC.
The street name of synthetic marijuana changes constantly, he said, as state lawmakers try to get a handle on the problem.
When the state makes a particular form of the drug illegal, the makers of the drug will alter it slightly with different chemicals that are not illegal, Lane said. “And then the state will have to make that [new form] illegal,” he added.