A Virginia law concerning synthetic marijuana is now clamping down on its sale.

As of July 1 this year, changing a synthetic marijuana’s formula will not make it legal, Commonwealth’s Attorney Dennis Lee said today during a press conference at the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office.

The Tazewell County Narcotics Task Force and the Tazewell County Sheriff’s office, and police in the town of Tazewell, Bluefield, Cedar Bluff, and Richlands will be strictly enforcing this revised statue, Lee said. Any individual or business that distributes these substances will be prosecuted for a felony offense and puts their business at risk of seizure, Lee said.

Tazewell County police officers will be delivering a memo to each merchant in the county advising them of changes in the law, Lee said.

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