Synthetic Marijuana Industry Comes Down From 3-Year High-Horse
Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 09/19/2012 in Medical Marijuana Trends
Within the last three years, both manufacturers and retailers of alleged “herbal incenses” alike have been popping up throughout the United States. Synthetic marijuana, or fake pot, has quickly turned into a multibillion-dollar industry that is built upon products that possess name like Atomic Bomb, Blueberry Blaze and Cloud 9. These products are built upon being nothing more than a liability, a feature that is even carefully stamped upon the products, strictly to avoid liability. Although it may seem like a great idea to enjoy an ounce of this herb for maybe a third of the price of actual medicine, it is never a great idea.
Warning labels were slapped on these synthetic products so that users understand that smoking these substances would result in a high, mainly because the stuff is soaked with synthetic cannabinoids, or man-made chemicals that are meant to mimic the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol. Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, is the main psychoactive component in marijuana. The worst part is that at least many, if not all of these herbal incenses remained legal because state and federal lawmakers could not keep up with the onslaught of new chemicals being churned out by overseas labs and imported by these herb manufacturers. It seems that whenever the government bans one synthetic cannabinoid, a chemist somewhere else just simply tweaks their formulas to concoct a new and legal replacement that still gets people stoned.
A powerhouse within this suspicious and sketchy industry, Palm Beach’s Mr. Nice Guy earned a reputation as being one of the best manufacturers when it came to synthetic pot. Simply give Mr. Nice Guy just a few hours and it could ever so easily conjure nearly 15,000 ounces of the most unnatural form of being stoned, not to mention they’re all individually bagged and ready to go. This company offered to ship mass bulk orders of this herb across the country and even had the nerve to trademark it’s logo, a yellow smiley face with x’s in it’s eyes. Not to mention right on the package were the words “not for human consumption”, which clearly sounds promising. Note to self, if you ever see a package that has a smiley face on it with x’s for eyes…don’t smoke it.
During the time of the synthetic marijuana boom, the United States Drug Enforcement Agency, commonly known as DEA, had been collecting packets upon packets of Mr. Nice Guy’s fake herbs from around the nation. The whole time they were trying to piece together a case against this manufacturer. However the manufacturers warehouse on the corner of Georgia Avenue and Wilmot Street in Palm beach remained in mystery of how this would affect the case. Due to that fact that customers across the country were buying this product and Mr. Nice Guy was making enormous profit, there was clearly no signs of slowing down until now.
With the alarming wake up call that these synthetic herbs are terrible for you (gee, who would’ve thought…), finally the synthetic marijuana industry is taking a step backwards. After a long three year high, the increased awareness of how terrible this is for you has taken this industry off it’s high horse.