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On 4/20, Texas Bans K2

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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.

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.

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