Synthetic Marijuana is Banned in Kansas

Kansas is now the first state in the nation to ban the sale and possession of synthetic marijuana.

Gov. Mark Parkinson on Wednesday signed legislation outlawing the substance, which is sold commercially under the brand name K2. It contains chemicals which act on the brain like marijuana.

Johnson County police told lawmakers that the product is increasingly being found in local high schools. Missouri and other states are considering similar legislation.

In other legislative action, a committee reviewed legislation that could lead to better insurance for children with autism spectrum disorders.

Parents of children with those disorders long have lobbied lawmakers to require insurance coverage for behavioral therapy. The legislation calls for testing the idea on a small scale: the state’s own employee health plan.

The bill, SB 554, would require the state health plan to cover therapies such as applied behavior analysis, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars a year. Most insurers refuse to cover it.

By testing the mandate on the state plan, lawmakers would be able to gauge its costs and benefits, supporters told the committee.

The state’s insurance lobby, however, argues that mandating coverage would drive up premiums for all policyholders.

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  1. Katie on

    While I don’t think it should be banned, I do think people need to be careful. I came across this scary long list of k2 incense counterfeiters on this website: Stay safe you guys…

  2. Anonymous on

    Prison careers will be booming, by creating more laws against innocent behavior the prison business will continue to grow as well as government.

  3. Anonymous on

    Yeah Kansas, take that away so they’ll find the real stuff. Ignorance is bliss.

  4. Anonymous on

    It takes the stroke of a pen to prohibit a substance. It takes years to legalize!!! WTF????

  5. jackaroo on

    Going down the same road expecting a different result is the definition of insanity! It will not help. It will not reduce usage. It will create more criminals out of peaceful citizens!

  6. jackaroo on

    I am trying to comment on this from the anti-prohibition angle and it keeps blocking with a spam filter. I don’t get it???