Saugerties Town Board hearing on local synthetic drug ban
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SAUGERTIES, N.Y. -- A local law is looking to ban the sale of synthetic marijuana in Saugerties. The Saugerties Town Board will hold a hearing Thursday at 6 p.m. to decide the fate of the law.
The local law would ban the sale and possession of synthetic marijuana and other drug-like products found on shelves in the Hudson Valley.
Town Supervisor Kelly Myers said she introduced the proposed local law because she was concerned about young people in the community becoming ill as a result of using the synthetic drugs. Violation of the law, if adopted, would carry a $250 fine for the first offense.
Experts said these drugs can lead to seizures, hallucinations, high blood pressure, rapid heart rate, and panic attacks, as well as dangerous and erratic behavior.