"Fake pot" products have been experiencing a surge in popularity among young people. These products produce effects similar to those of marijuana and, up until now, were legal to purchase. Now the possession or sale of these products could result in drug charges.
In one of our previous blog posts, we discussed the controversy surrounding North Carolina's State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) crime lab. The state laboratory came under fire last month after a long-time SBI chemist testified that the SBI lab would sometimes only analyze the physical characteristics of the drug in identification rather than performing chemical analysis. The North Carolina Supreme Court ruled that the visual inspection of drugs was not sufficiently reliable in North Carolina drug charge cases.