AG Healey worried about “synthetic marijuana” sales

Combating drug addiction is one of Healey's top priorities

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has joined a nationwide coalition warning oil companies about synthetic drug sales at convenience stores.

Healey joined 41 other state attorneys general in signing a letter that was sent to the presidents of major oil companies on Tuesday, expressing concern that employees of their gas stations distribute synthetic marijuana.

The letter from the National Association of Attorneys General says confusion surrounding synthetic drugs allows dealers to convince smoke shops and gas stations to carry the products despite their illegality.

The association called for leaders at BP, Phillips 66, Chevron, Shell, Citgo, Sunoco, Valero, Exxon Mobil and Marathon Petroleum to communicate and enforce standards with store franchisees.

Healey has said that combating drug addiction, specifically addiction to opiates and heroin, is one of her top priorities.

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