DEA Ban Now in Effect on Chemicals for K2, Other Synthetic Marijuanas

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The Drug Enforcement Agency today exercised its emergency ban, first drafted back in November, on five chemicals used to make fake marijuana sold under brands such as Spice, K2, Blaze and various other names.

Missouri outlawed synthetic marijuana last spring, only for other products to sprout up containing alternative chemicals said to mimic the effects of cannabis.

As the DEA notes today, it's now illegal to possess and/or sell the following five chemicals (JWH-018, JWH-073, JWH-200, CP-47,497, and cannabicyclohexanol) for the next twelve months. The agency says the measure is needed to "prevent an imminent threat to public health and safety."

But good news, kids: Nutmeg still remains legal in all 50 states.

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Aubrey88
Aubrey88

I know they are trying to close any loopholes that current k2 incense manufacturers are trying to get around but my friends still buy k2 incense from places that still claim to offer legal everywhere k2 herb blends like http://www.buyherbalincense.co... As long as marijuana is prohibited there is going to be a niche for marijuana alternatives.

anewday23
anewday23

When will we learn that drug prohibition is absolutely futile especially in the case of k2 herb products? Not all of this k2 incense stuff is illegal. They are constantly reformulating it to get around these bans so people will continue to legally buy k2 products and I guess the big dogs will continue to waste money on chasing it down.

Douglas Duckworth
Douglas Duckworth

This just in: real west coast pot is plentiful on the streets of St. Louis!

KittyLitterKing
KittyLitterKing

Good luck, DEA. Be sure to check in with the IOC to see how successful it has been in testing for the use of ever-changing synthetic performance enhancing drugs.

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