The Last Place on Earth has agreed to drop its suit against Duluth, according the city attorney’s office. The local head shop had sought to overturn an ordinance banning the sale or possession of synthetic marijuana products in city limits.
But a recently passed state law set to take effect July 1 will prohibit the sale or possession of synthetic pot anywhere in Minnesota. The federal government also has sought to regulate the substances, often marketed as “incense” under a number of brand names such as K2 or Spice.
Consequently, Deputy City Attorney Alison Lutterman notified Duluth city councilors that she has prepared and filed a repealing ordinance.
Jim Carlson, the owner of the Last Place on Earth, said he will continue his legal battle against efforts to outlaw synthetic marijuana at the federal and state levels.