Harshing the buzz of untold headshop fans, the state of Texas today officially announced its ban on synthetic marijuana product K2.
Important news: The ban takes effect Friday. Stock up now, pseudo-stoners!!
The Texas Department of State Health Services made the announcement today; the move was expected after recent actions by the federal government.
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K2 and Spice, sold in headshops, were specifically mentioned in the announcement, but the ban is not limited to them.
DSHS placed five synthetic cannabinoid substances in Schedule I of the Texas Schedules of Controlled Substances, making it illegal to manufacture, distribute, possess and sell the substances. Penalties for the manufacture, sale or possession of K2 are Class A or B misdemeanors.
The five chemicals were placed on Schedule I, the most prohibitive category. They are: JWH -018, JWH-073, JWH-200, CP-47,497 and cannabicyclohexanol, if you're a chemistry major or something.
We of course examined the K2 phenomenon in depth as it heated up. Read "One Last Hit of K2" here.