CANNABIS CULTURE – So, there is a legal substance that makes people feel good and is known to be relatively harmless? BAN IT!
That is the mindset of the euphoriaphobic lawmakers in Kansas and Missouri, who want to ban a blend of “herbal incense” called K2, which includes synthetic chemicals that are said to mimic a marijuana high.
Buzz-killers in the Missouri House of Representatives are attempting to add K2’s active ingredient to the list of Schedule I controlled substances after media reports suggested the leafy mix is growing in popularity.
The Kansas House and Senate have already endorsed legislation making the chemical compound in K2 illegal, but it has yet to be signed by Gov. Mark Parkinson and remains perfectly legal.
Bouncing Bears owner Jonathan Sloan was arrested and faces charges including “unlawful manufacturing and distribution of controlled substances”. Federal, state and local authorities seized more than $700,000 in cash from the man’s business and bank accounts.
Sacred Journey’s manager has resigned and the store may be forced to close.
Remember, this product is not yet a controlled substance and is STILL LEGAL!
Several other brands of legal synthetic pot-substitutes like Spice and Blayze II have also gained popularity in the US, but don’t seem currently under the same scrutiny. Several counties in Europe, including Germany and the UK, have made moves to enforced similar bans on ‘fake pot’ products in recent months.