Miami-Dade Among Areas In Florida Making Initial Move To Ban Fake Marijuana

Side effects of fake marijuana include delusions, high blood pressure, hallucinations, vomiting and death

Wednesday, May 16, 2012  |  Updated 5:58 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Fake Marijuana Legal and Dangerous

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Sweetwater banned the sale of synthetic marijuana.

advertisement
Photos and Videos

Fake Marijuana Legal and Dangerous

It's sometimes called K2, Spice, Kind or Mr. Nice Guy but whatever it's called it's a synthetic marijuana. In most states it's legal and some parents and lawmakers hope to change that.

Get the facts about synthetic marijuana.
More Photos and Videos

Miami-Dade County is among the areas in Florida that have made an initial move towards passing an ordinance banning fake marijuana, the CIty of Sweetwater said Wednesday.

Officials at Miami-Dade, Collier County, Deerfield Beach and Sunrise have asked the city of Sweetwater to give them a copy of an ordinance passed by the city on May 7, which bans loose leaf and granular incense from being sold there.

Florida has already banned chemicals found in fake marijuana as controlled substance analogs, so the Sweetwater city attorney drafted a ban on loose leaf or granular incense.

“The second reason I decided to go this route is because if the packets are labeled not for human consumption the manufacturers are able to skirt this ban. Instead, I decided to ban the delivery vehicle currently used by fake marijuana manufacturers which addresses the problem at its root," City Attorney Ralph Ventura said in an email statement.

Side effects include delusions, high blood pressure, hallucinations, vomiting and death, the city said.
 

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our New iPad App
Now optimized for iPad, NBC 6... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out