Crime

Did Mr. Nice Guy's Relaxinol Synthetic Pot Kill Aaron Stinson?

Last September, 26-year-old Aaron Stinson sat around a friend's apartment in upstate New York drinking some beer and smoking Relaxinol, a brand of so-called "herbal incense." Manufacturers would usually stamp warning labels on these products to indicate that they were "not for human consumption," but users knew that smoking them resulted in a high because they were soaked with synthetic cannabinoids -- man-made chemicals designed to mimic the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component of marijuana.



Stinson, with a head of red hair, texted back and forth with his cousin and went off to bed at around 1 a.m.

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