When someone in Memphis, Tennessee, is arrested on drug charges, they are no doubt aware that these sorts of accused crimes are taken very seriously by the criminal justice system. Not only do those who are convicted face potential punishments including jail time and heavy fines, considerable damage to one's reputation and social standing could be done as well.
The word is out about synthetic marijuana. Lawmakers in Tennessee and throughout the country have so far tried their best to outlaw certain chemical compounds that have been proven to be dangerous when consumed. But manufacturers of synthetic marijuana, even as they claim their products are not meant for human consumption, ask whether adult Americans shouldn't have the right to choose exactly what they put in their bodies.