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States And Cities Debating Ban On K2

May 25th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

Nearly a dozen states- including Maryland- and several cities are banning or debating bans on K2 — a packet of herbs coated with a synthetic chemical that mimics a marijuana high when it's smoked — amid fears that its use is spreading among young people. K2, also known as "Spice," is sold online, in convenience stores and in herbal or spiritual shops, and is usually marketed as incense. The herbs, which sell for as much as $35 an ounce, have emerged as a popular, legal alternative to marijuana among teenagers and college students. In Cumberland the product isn’t limited to convenience stores as one of the K2 hot spots is actually a North Centre Street sub shop. Police Chief Charles Hinnant tells WCBC News that police are monitoring the activity…

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