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Tempe School to Vote on Whether Consequences for Possessing "Spice" Should be Same as Weed

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High school students in Tempe may want to prepare for a buzz kill.

The Tempe Union High School district governing board will vote tonight on whether the consequences imposed on students found in possession of synthetic marijuana should be the same as those for students busted with real marijuana.

As district policy currently dictates, students found in possession of marijuana -- or any drug -- face a long-term suspension. Some parents and teachers think the same should apply to faux-weed, like the uber-popular "Spice" brand.

New Times has done extensive (ahem) research on synthetic weed. Check out our findings here.

Synthetic marijuana is legal for anyone over 18 years old -- for now.

Debate over whether the substance should be illegal has gained national attention because several states have recently banned its sale.

Check back tomorrow for the results of the board's vote.

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