Synthetic Marijuana in Bishop

Press Release:

The Bishop Police Department would like to make the public aware of the increasing popularity of synthetic marijuana in Bishop. Synthetic cannabinoids, also referred to as “Spice,” “K2,” and “Blaze” is a psychoactive herbal and chemical product, which when consumed is suppose to mimic the effects of cannabis. “K2/Spice products are a mixture of herbal/spice plant products sprayed with potent psychotropic drugs, often contaminated with unidentified toxic substances which contribute to various adverse health effects, also cause hallucinogenic effects similar to the effects of PCP.” (Narcotic Educational Foundation of America) Synthetic marijuana is normally marketed as herbal incense and or smoking blends which can be purchased at local convenience stores, gas stations and on line for $25.00 to $60.00 a package.

Bishop is not immune to this product and we have had reports of juveniles purchasing synthetic marijuana and becoming very ill. The symptoms and side effects of synthetic marijuana are; delusions, hallucinations, loss of consciousness, paranoia, increased aggravation, dilated pupils and vomiting are just to list a few. These products are being sold over the counter and targeted at our young people as a safe and legal alternative to marijuana. So please be aware of what your children are purchasing and the dangers it may impose to their health.

Selling and purchasing synthetic marijuana is a misdemeanor and can be a punishment of a fine up to $1000.00 or imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding six month. If you have any questions and or concerns, please contact the Bishop Police Department.

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Trouble
Trouble
10 years ago

John- good for you. I’m guessing that’s a crime and I don’t think that should be either.

Trouble
Trouble
10 years ago

Truth be told, it is easier,cheaper and safer to smoke pot than get drunk.

Jeremiah
Jeremiah
10 years ago

Go on you tube and see how this affects people (mainly the youth). Spice and bath salts are bad news. but there it is, over the counter at various stores. The War on Marijuana has and always will be a waste or resources for the cops and general public. Those… Read more »

Dee
Dee
10 years ago
Reply to  Jeremiah

“Sooner or later the criminalization of marijuana will be in the past cause it is getting more and more apparent how ridiculous it is to look down on marijuana, when at the same time you will see a glorified booze commercial’s.” Because of some very regressive attitudes that pervade our… Read more »

Dingo
Dingo
10 years ago

unidentified toxic substances which contribute to various adverse health effects, also cause hallucinogenic effects similar to the effects of PCP.”

which can be purchased at local convenience stores, gas stations and on line for $25.00 to $60.00 a package.

what’s wrong with this picture? what’s wrong with our society?

Dee
Dee
10 years ago
Reply to  Dingo

“what’s wrong with this picture? what’s wrong with our society?” One really huge wrong is the current ridiculous prohibition on Marijauna. These stupid synthetic pot products wouldn’t have a market if pot was legal, smoking or eating pot is very safe compared with this garbage. Prohibitions of any kind for… Read more »

SierraFan
SierraFan
10 years ago
Reply to  Dee

Dee,

Your thought process is way off! here’s no way legalizing “pot” will send the cartels away…. ever! They’ll just grow bigger and stronger!

Dee
Dee
10 years ago
Reply to  SierraFan

Nope. When the market for their pot fades so will their huge grown.
Just one of those facts of any prohibition you choose to ignore.

Jeremiah
Jeremiah
10 years ago
Reply to  SierraFan

I disagree SierraFan. legalizing pot will eliminate the profits the cartels receive from there underground distribution of pot. which in turn gives them more resources to bring over the more evils they profit from. And in another plus that i see is it will have law enforcement focus on Crack,… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
10 years ago
Reply to  SierraFan

SierraFan- I don’t see people crossing our borders with booze after the government ended prohibition. Pot is the least of our problems now days.

John
John
10 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

That’s not true. I have personally sailed my boat to Mexico for the soul purpose of filling it with booze to bring back to California. It’s well worth the trip. $$$$$$

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
10 years ago
Reply to  Dee

……told ya….

Alice Chan
Alice Chan
10 years ago

I don’t understand. If this product is being sold “over the counter,” as the article states, how can it be illegal to buy and sell?

Grrrr!
Grrrr!
10 years ago
Reply to  Alice Chan

Thank you, Alice – that was my question, too!

Eamon McNamara
Eamon McNamara
10 years ago
Reply to  Alice Chan

Because the Bishop PD is incorrect, it’s not illegal to buy, sell, or have in possession because this stuff isn’t classified as a drug.

dean
dean
10 years ago
Reply to  Eamon McNamara

The following synthetic cannabinoid compounds are banned:

(1) 1-pentyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole (JWH-018).
(2) 1-butyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole (JWH-073).
(3) 1-[2-(4-morpholinyl)ethyl]-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole (JWH-200).
(4) 5-(1,1-dimethylheptyl)-2-[(1R,3S)-3-hydroxycyclohexyl]-phenol
(CP-47,497).
(5) 5-(1,1-dimethyloctyl)-2-[(1R,3S)-3-hydroxycyclohexyl]-phenol
(cannabicyclohexanol; CP-47, 497 C8 homologue).

See HSC 11357.5 for more.

There are countless other analogues that have nearly the same effect that are not banned.

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
10 years ago

….And now we are going to hear if marijuana was legalized,this product would just up and go away…..

Trouble
Trouble
10 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

You got that right Wayne.

Dee
Dee
10 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Yes, it would go away. So would sending people to prison at a very high cost to the taxpayer. So would spending and wasting law enforcement resources busting people for pot, they could then spend more time fighting real crime. Pot will never go away no mater how delusional some… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
10 years ago
Reply to  Dee

Cocaine,meth and heroin will never go away either….not a reason to legalize it…In my olden days I knew people that I would’ve felt safer riding in a vehicle with if they were drunk nor high on meth than I would have if they were high on pot.

Trouble
Trouble
10 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Wayne- I have had the privilege of reading hundreds of your opinions , this one wins the Bozo award.

longhaul
longhaul
10 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Wayne Back in the day you would have ridden with someone drunk or on meth rather than on pot? You have no idea what the heck you’re talking about. I don’t do drugs but have been around “back in the day” and a pot smoker trumps a drunk or meth… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
10 years ago
Reply to  longhaul

I probably should not have said it that way….Let’s say I wouldn’t feel safe being a passenger in a vehicle where the driver is driving under the influence NO MATTER the drug or alcohol….including marijuana.

dean
dean
10 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

“Selling and purchasing synthetic marijuana is a misdemeanor and can be a punishment of a fine up to $1000.00 or imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding six month.” The more accurate statement would be that selling synthetic marijuana with banned analogues is illegal. The problem with these synthetic drugs… Read more »