The state of Florida cooperates with United States federal authorities to address a wide range of criminal activity, from fraud affecting benefit programs to tax matters. One significant focus of that cooperation is drug crimes. Recently, that has included significant focus on synthetic drugs.
The DEA has many tools available to it in its investigations of suspected drug crimes. Last week, the DEA demonstrated one of its more powerful tools, its emergency power. It used this power to place a temporary ban on a product called synthetic marijuana. Due to this ban, this product is now subject to federal drug possession and trafficking laws.