Four Businesses Off Marine "Off Limits" List For Selling Spice

Four businesses that were placed on the Marine's "off limits" list for selling synthetic marijuana are now off the list.

Early last month Cherry Point placed 19 businesses on the list, while Camp Lejeune did the same thing to another 24 who they say sold "Spice" and "K2".

Now Cherry Point has lifted the "off limits" directive for the US Mini-Mart, Expressway LTD, and Food Fare, which are all located in Havelock along with Merv's Joke Shop in Morehead City.

The base says Cherry Point's Commanding Officer Col. Philip Zimmerman took them off the list after they presented evidence that the businesses no longer sold the synthetic marijuana.

While the substance is legal in most states, Marines were told last year that they could not use it.


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  • by get real bill on Mar 22, 2011 at 04:33 AM
    really bill? is this the kind of stuff we need to be making even more rules about? i bet your the type of person who believes the "war on drugs" is actually working. WELL, IT'S NOT!!! and no, a synthetic weed will not throw us into chaos
  • by @ Martha Location: Camp Lejeune on Mar 21, 2011 at 01:24 PM
    Sadly, yes, many of them need to be treated that way. These businesses had to be put on the list because even though the Marines were told "no" some kept abusing spice. The Marine Corps told these businesses to stop selling it or they would put them on the off-limits list. When they kept selling it, the Marine Corps followed through. Bill said it best, if just saying no were enough (for ANY drug), people wouldn't abuse alcohol, marijuana, spice or any other drug out there.
  • by Bill Location: ENC on Mar 21, 2011 at 10:22 AM
    If just saying no were enough then we would never see another drug addict or alcoholic. Every once in a while those in authority have to help make choices for those who lack better judgment at the time; this we call order and the lack of which we call chaos.
  • by Martha on Mar 21, 2011 at 08:25 AM
    If these Marines are able to fight and die for our country, do they really need to be treated like children....just say "no" isn't enough? I would feel insulted.
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