Mayor signs bill to crack down on synthetic pot

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed three bills Tuesday to criminalize the sale of synthetic marijuana and suspend the cigarette dealer license to anyone caught selling

Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign legislation Tuesday that will not only criminalize the sale of the drug known as K2, but will also suspend the cigarette dealer license to anyone caught selling it.

Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign legislation Tuesday that will not only criminalize the sale of the drug known as K2, but will also suspend the cigarette dealer license to anyone caught selling it. (10/20/15)

BROOKLYN - Mayor Bill de Blasio signed three bills Tuesday to criminalize the sale of synthetic marijuana and suspend the cigarette dealer license to anyone caught selling it.

The drug is sold under names like K2 and Spice.

The mayor says that the new laws punish manufacturers and sellers of the drugs with up to a year in prison and a maximum fine of $15,000.

Repeat offenders could be shut down altogether.

Mayor de Blasio also appeared on POWER 105.1 with Angie Martinez to discuss the new measures.

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