Ban on "Fake Weed" Imminent

K2 has been on the market since 2006

By Andrew Greiner
|  Monday, May 3, 2010  |  Updated 11:53 AM CDT
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Illinois could ban a type of synthetic marijuana known as “K2” “spice” or “pot pourri” this week.

The Illinois legislature has already passed a law banning the substance, which is usually composed of herbs sprayed with a synthetic chemical that mimics the effects of cannabis.

Governor Quinn needs only to sign it, according to mystateline.com.

Legislation was sparked by safety concerns. The drug is unregulated and hasn’t been tested, and emergency room doctors have been seeing increased traffic due to the drug, according to reports.

The drugs inventor, Clemson University scientist John Huffman says he thinks it should be banned because of the dangers it represents.
 

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