Synthetic cannabis products still available

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While synthetic cannabis products popular in the mining industry were banned last year, they continue to be readily available at local stores and online.

According to The Singleton Argus Kronic Black Label is still available to buy despite the brand being banned last year.

Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia director Paul Dillon said there was "little doubt" new synthetic cannabis products would be appearing that were not covered by existing laws.

He told The Singleton Argus it was "not known" whether the compounds used in the new products were any less damaging.

NSW Drug Squad Commander Nick Bingham told The Singleton Argus it was legal to sell Kronic Black Label in NSW.

He said as far as he was aware the compounds banned last year were no longer used in current products.

Synthetic cannabis products are designed to mimic the effects of marijuana, and are much harder to detect in routine drug checks.

Tests last year showed Kronic was being used at ten per cent of mines, and at some sites use was as high as 30 per cent.

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