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K2 legislation: What others are saying

Thursday, March 4, 2010 | 6:03 p.m. CST; updated 8:50 a.m. CST, Friday, March 5, 2010

A bill in the Missouri House of Representatives would make it a Class C Felony to possess any amount of K2.

Here's what others are saying about the synthetic cannabinoid:

 

Philadelphia Inquirer

New drug worry in Phila.: synthetic marijuana by Peter Mucha

The State News

K2 provides legal high similar to pot by David Barker

Fulton Sun

Patrol warns parents about K2 substance by Don Norfleet

Sedalia Democrat

Pettis County bans K2 by Courtney Hudson

News Leader

State ban on K2 Opinion column

Fort Campbell Courier

Synthetic ‘herbal smoking blends’ banned on post by Megan Locke

Kansas State Collegian

Kansas passes bill banning marijuana substitute by Eli B. Neal

 

 

 


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Xander Millsap March 7, 2010 | 3:31 p.m.

With respect to Law Enforcement officials and Parents alike I would like to pose the concept of delaying the passage of legislation that would serve to make illicit the possession of K2. For many decades our nation's government has persisted in its abhorrent policies toward drug possession of any kind with its infamous war on drugs. Despite billions of dollars in federal funding our government has made very little headway in actually preventing the trafficking and recreational use of drugs such as Marijuana. In turn these policies have only served to increase the scope of government and place a heavy tax burden on Americans. In addition to these grievances it can be easily observed that our government has succeeded in making a relatively benign recreational substance all the more harmful by rendering the ramifications for its possession more harmful than its usage. Should our State Government make the same mistakes that the Federal Government made years ago? No. However, in spite of its many similarities, K2 is not Marijuana. While its psychoactive effects are very similar to those of marijuana it is comprised of completely different plant materials. Therefore the chemical constituents of K2 should be thoroughly analyzed and tested for any significant harms to the human mind and body before abrupt legislation be made.

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Ray Shapiro March 7, 2010 | 8:36 p.m.

("Mr Millsap says:
With respect to Law Enforcement officials and Parents alike I would like to pose the concept of delaying the passage of legislation that would serve to make illicit the possession of K2.")
Hey Mr. Millsap:
If you're so concerned about teenagers and parents facing consequences from illegal drug dealing, what would you say to encouraging teachers, school nurses and CPS administrators being allowed to remove students coming back from lunch "under the influence" being placed in a school "holding cell" until their parents show up to drive them home or to a doctor, clergyman or substance abuse counselor?
It's a shame that Public Schools are funded by the general taxpayer yet children fill classrooms "chemically learning impaired" with impunity.

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Xander Millsap March 10, 2010 | 9:52 p.m.

Obviously our educational system is far from perfect, but the fact of the matter remains that some students make poor choices regardless of what is and isn't legal. If a student comes to class noticeably intoxicated it is easily within the teachers power to deal with that student accordingly. They are obligated to do so, especially if the student becomes disruptive. On the other hand the last thing our nation's youth needs is to be facing drastic legal action for some juvenile experimentation. I'm not suggesting in anyway that using drugs in a school environment or even at home should be tolerated. However, a system that has punishments for forms of recreation that do more damage than the recreation itself is only counterproductive. Our taxpayer dollars would be better spent educating our students with the truth, not highly biased propaganda, than prosecuting them for minor judgment errors.

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Josie Jones September 21, 2011 | 3:55 p.m.

If it weren't for the prohibition of marijuana, folks would not buy k2 incense alternatives. Why would they? If people had legal access to the real deal they would not be hunting down k2 herb and the like. Just as the government has wasted endless resources chasing down marijuana, now they are going to do the same with this incense stuff. It is ridiculous and wasteful in more ways than one. How long have these products been banned, and there are still places advertising legal everywhere products like those found at http://www.buyherbalincense.com .

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