Missouri House passes ban on K2, sends bill to Senate

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 | 5:20 p.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri House has approved its version of a bill outlawing synthetic compounds that mimic the effects of marijuana.

The House passed the measure Wednesday by a 142-10 vote. It now goes to the Senate, which gave initial approval to its own version of the bill Tuesday night.

The synthetic compounds, commonly known as K2, are applied to dried herbs and flowers and often sold as incense. The substance produces a marijuana-like high when smoked or inhaled.

Lawmakers and police officials in Missouri say they've seen an increase in the number of teenagers and parolees who are smoking the products.

Kansas banned the compounds in early March.


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Josie Jones September 21, 2011 | 3:56 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 .

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