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Lawmakers listen to a witness tell a Minnesota House committee about the dangers of synthetic marijuana. From left are Reps. Andrea Kieffer of Woodbury, Tim Kelly of Red Wing and Bud Nornes of Fergus Falls. Don Davis / Minnesota State Capitol Bureau

Minnesota House committee votes unanimously to outlaw synthetic marijuana

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ST. PAUL - It is sold as incense, but synthetic marijuana could be more dangerous than plant marijuana, a Minnesota House committee learned Thursday before voting unanimously to make possessing or selling it illegal.

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"I spent a few days researching it and quickly came to the conclusion that it is very dangerous," Executive Director Cody Wiberg of the state Pharmacy Board told the House Public Safety Committee.

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