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Charges pending after synthetic marijuana is seized at a local store

Charges are pending after the Special Enforcement Team seized synthetic marijuana at a store in the municpality.

The unit turned up 25-hundred packages of it, and $10,000cash as part of an on-going trafficking investigation.

The product is called Spirit 4:20 Premium Herbal Incense and is often sold in smoke shops.

It’s marketed as smoke-able herbal incense, but the package does warn that its not for human consumption.

Synthetic marijuana is sold as a legal alternative to marijuana, but are often sprayed with synthetic cannabinoids, which is a banned substance.

Sgt. Kirk Peyton says these products are extremely dangerous and can contain hazardous chemicals.

Health Canada reported that when consumed, symptoms can range from acute psychosis to seizures.

March 13th, 2013