Missouri Senate passes K2 bill

Thursday, March 18, 2010 | 4:21 p.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — The Senate has approved its version of a bill banning synthetic compounds thought to mimic the effects of marijuana.

The Senate passed the measure Thursday by a 33-0 vote.

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.

The House passed its version of the bill Wednesday. Both chambers also approved making the ban effective as soon as the governor signs the bill. But the two chambers still must agree on the same version before the legislation can go to Gov. Jay Nixon.

A law banning the compounds in Kansas took effect Thursday.


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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 .

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