Keene ordinance against synthetic drugs seems to be working
The city ordinance pertains to synthetic cannabinoid compounds, any synthetic drug manufactured to mimic the effect of marijuana.
When Phat Stuff on Main Street was raided by DEA officers in May, store clerks said they had stopped selling synthetic drugs when the city ban took effect.
He added: “I would think it would have a positive impact if it was a state law.”
Dr. Harneet Sethi, medical director of the emergency department at Cheshire Medical, said Wednesday he recalls one day before the ordinance was adopted in which he saw four or five patients suffering from symptoms associated with synthetic drug use — rapid heart rate, paranoia and violent behavior.