“I would like to commend the governor for ordering the Department of Health to ban the sale and distribution of synthetic marijuana. I have long been a supporter of banning synthetic cannabinoids and have co-sponsored two bills banning their sale and distribution.
“These substances pose a dangerous threat to the health and well being of the people of the North Country. The chemicals from synthetic marijuana are extremely harmful and can have long-lasting, devastating effects on the user. This ban will keep these dangerous substances off the street and away from our children.”