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As you know, the state can only prosecute what specific statutes deem as illegal acts.
Making those chemical makeups illegal allows them to prosecute those types of synthetic marijuana easily.
The Analog act makes the possession any substance substantially similar to an illegal substance illegal as well.
So, to answer your question, you aren't necessarily in the clear if the chemical makeup of whatever you were caught in possession of doesn't match the 5 prescribed chemicals exactly.
You can still be prosecuted for having a substance similar to an illegal substance.
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