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John Hemmerling featured in Los Angeles Times: San Diego cracks down on ‘spice’

Photo by Anne Cusack for Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times in the article "San Diego cracks down on 'spice'" features an innovative law to combat illegal sales of the street drug known as "spice". Assistant City Attorney John Hemmerling and other City officials who helped to create this new law believe the ordinance will serve as a model across California. The ordinance aims to shift the focus away from the ingredients in spice to how it affects the brain. John says the ordinance, which was crafted with help from chemists and doctors, also broadens the compounds that qualify as spice and believes they have "come up with an ordinance that helps hold businesses and sellers of this product accountable.”


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