Colo. Lawmakers Consider Banning Synthetic Pot

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

Colorado lawmakers are considering banning chemicals used in fake marijuana.

This comes a week after the Air Force Academy suspended 25 cadets, who are accused of using the synthetic pot. Senate Bill 134 would ban the synthetic chemicals, sold as Spice or K2. Federal officials already have issued a temporary ban on some of the 10 chemical compounds, while at least 20 states are moving ahead with their own ban.

Under Colorado’s version of the proposed law, synthetic cannabinoids would be illegal to possess or sell, and no exceptions would be made for those who are legally permitted to use medical marijuana.


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  • by PotLess on Feb 4, 2011 at 07:19 PM
    After using the real stuff in my youth days I have realised that some of my friends in High School still use POT and have been recently convicted of selling and or use in Arizona. (Within the last 2 years) one of my old buddies spent 2 years in prison and he has had issues for over 30 years with all kinds of drugs. Since most people that comment on the use of pot have used it then I can also tell you that there is nothing good about the drug. It ruind lives and should be banned in the USA. This chemical used infake marijuana could possibly kill you and or hurt you so why are we taking chances using this or the real thing? O-Ya I forgot, we are the Nation of let's do what feels good and not what is good for us. I have never met a person that uses Pot and has their life together. I am not saying Pot users can not live in society but most of the time they are not in the right mind and or acting in the best interest of the whole society. Drug users like these become a problem for all of us!
  • by jack Location: florida on Feb 4, 2011 at 05:38 PM
    To keep pot illegal the government will have to police this K2. That will take every cent they were planing on spending on the drug war. K2 has presented the government with a crises. They can already see that they do not have the capacity to deal with this issue. Yet they are compelled to. That is the definition of a suicide mission.
  • by Daniel on Feb 4, 2011 at 02:09 PM
    THIS IS DANGEROUS REAL POT IS NOT!!!!!
  • by Blank Location: Blank on Feb 4, 2011 at 02:09 PM
    I dont think it should be banned, I think it should be regulated just like anything else out there, alcohol is more serious then this but its regulated and kept out of the hands of minors, and the dea has only filed an intent to ban, they have not issued a ban yet, KKTV needs to research and put out the correct information to the public.
  • by Litmus Location: Hazzard County on Feb 4, 2011 at 12:41 PM
    There ya go! Here's something that makes the real stuff look like a picnic by comparison. Legalize pot and the youngsters won't have to mess with this stuff that actually is bad. It's just a plant for gosh sakes....golly jeez louise....
  • by CM Location: COS on Feb 4, 2011 at 11:22 AM
    BAN IT!!!
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