Looks like the ban on possessing K2 ingredients are imminent. K2 is used to get high but sold as a spice. K2 mimics the effects of marijuana without being illegal like marijuana is. The allure of being able to get high or possess it is one of the biggest contributing factors in its rise in it’s use.
The DEA action, posted in the Federal Register, would outlaw the five chemicals 30 days from now “to avoid an imminent hazard to the public safety.” Fifteen states have already acted to ban or regulate one or more of these chemicals.
The five chemicals mimic THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, and aren’t approved by the Food and Drug Administration for human consumption.
DEA spokeswoman Barbara Carreno said makers of fake pot blends including “Spice,” “K2,” “Blaze,” and “Red X Dawn,” label the mixtures as incense to try to hide their intended purpose.
Emergency rooms reported seeing an increase in visits with use of K2 because there are no long term studies on the effect of K2.
Narconon drug rehab has continued to monitor the situation on the banning of the K2 ingredients because of the drug abuse rise in association with it.
K2 is dangerous for many reasons and this is a huge step in getting this addiction under control.