UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:53am
The drug K2 is being banned all over the nation. Nearly 20 states have banned the drug,but this synthetic marijuana can still be sold in some states, including Texas. Now, cities in the area are prohibiting the distribution of the producut by adopting an ordinance. The ordinance prevents the selling of K2 in local stores.
The city of Lacy Lakeview has adopted this ordinance to prevent problems related to the drug from happening. Dennis Stapleton, Chief of Police, says they have demonstrated that this was a problem, and noticed that more and more states are adopting an ordinance to ban K2.
Chief Stapleton also said that, even cities that have the ordinance, there is no possession charge involved, unless the person is selling it.
The city of Woodway is considering adopting an ordinance as well. Police say they are concerned about how harmful this drug can be because K2 has similar effects as marijuana, which impairs judgement and motor vehicle skills.
Woodway's Chief of Police, Robert Smith says, that even though they have not had to deal with the situation yet, they will hopefully pass an ordinance soon.
Police are hopefull that K2 will soon be banned from the state of Texas, but until then, they will help protect their communities from the disasters this drug can cause.