Editorial: Changes to state law make impact

For years, manufacturers of synthetic marijuana and other similar substances were able to keep ahead of law enforcement by slightly altering the formula. This forced lawmakers to continually update state law to make these compounds illegal.

This game of chemical one-upmanship made it difficult to make arrests, let alone successfully prosecute cases.

“It was very difficult for us to do anything about it,” Franklin Police Chief Tim O’Sullivan said.

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