Incense illnesses lead HV assemblyman to propose ban

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State Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski (D-Clarsktown) says he will amend proposed legislation meant to ban synthetic marijuana to include a substance which made three people sick this week in an attempt to ban it.

The substance, known as Am-Hi-Co atomic bomb, was marketed as novelty incense. However, officials say it led to three people becoming seriously ill when they smoked the product after buying it at the Palisades Mall.

The manufacturer of the product says it warns people not to smoke its product and that it thinks that the product sold at the mall was actually counterfeit.

Zebrowski is unconvinced, saying, "Why are you selling a chemical herb compound if not for people to ingest it. They're putting those warning labels on these bags in order to cover themselves."

Cops: 'Atomic Bomb' incense causing illness when smoked

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