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November 29, 2010

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) - using its emergency scheduling authority - has begun the process to classify five chemicals used to make synthetic marijuana as controlled substances.

Use of synthetic marijuana, commonly called K2, Spice, and Blaze, has become increasingly popular among teens in the last few years. They are commonly sold in retail shops and over the internet.

Since 2009, DEA has received reports of serious adverse events and hospitalizations...

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