Consumer Affairs to inspect local shops for removal of illegal substances
FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County Department of Consumer Affairs is joining other counties and the state in the effort to educate retailers about a new law that makes it a crime to manufacture, distribute, sell or possess synthetic marijuana.
Synthetic marijuana is usually sold in small packets of about 500 milligrams to 3 grams, with brand names such as “
As of March 10, 2012, synthetic marijuana will be an illegal substance in New Jersey and the possession, manufacture, distribution or sale of the substance will be subject to a fine of up to $25,000 and three to five years imprisonment.
Packets of synthetic marijuana and other suspected designer drugs have been sold at gasoline stations, boardwalk novelty shops and other locations across
For more information, contact Monmouth County Consumer Affairs at 732-431-7900. Additional information about consumer affairs can be found on the county website at www.visitmonmouth.com.
The office is open weekdays from to
For much more information on the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs’ initiative to stop the use of synthetic marijuana and other designer drugs, view the Division’s website at www.NJConsumerAffairs.gov/designer.