Archive for Sunday, January 10, 2010

Statehouse Live: Legislator to propose regulations on K2

January 10, 2010, 9:00 p.m. Updated January 10, 2010, 9:00 p.m.


— State Rep. Rob Olson, R-Olathe, will file legislation to regulate chemicals used in an herbal mixture known as K2, which law enforcement officials have said can produce a marijuana-like high.

Olson and members of law enforcement plan a news conference Monday, the first day of the 2010 legislative session.

“The two chemicals named JWH-018 and JWH-073 are similar to tetrahydrocannadbinol or THC, which is the chemical in marijuana that gives a user his high,” according to Olson’s news release.

K2 has been for sale in Lawrence, and the Olathe school district has reported dealing with a couple of cases of students having the herbal mixture, which is sold as incense.


Richard Heckler 8 years, 5 months ago

Meanwhile other communities and states are decriminalizing marijuana. Kansas keeps going backwards.

Breckenridge,Colo basically legalized marijuana recently.

California Judge Orders Police to Return 60 lbs of Marijuana

It seems to me that actually drunk drivers,domestic violence,rapists, divorce and speeding drivers can keep law enforcement and the courts plenty busy.

fastwalker 8 years, 5 months ago

cannabis is a multifaceted healing plant. the human species has had a symbiotic relationship with it for millenia. When this medicine is as common as aspirin in the future, your descendants will laugh heartily at all of us.

Zype 8 years, 5 months ago

"which law enforcement officials have said can produce a marijuana-like high."

Are you kidding me? Have any of them even ever tried the stuff?

RogueThrill 8 years, 5 months ago

They don't need to try it when they can pretty much get the real deal whenever they want.

Hudson Luce 8 years, 5 months ago

It costs at least $5000 to arrest and prosecute a person for violating a law which has the potential of jail time, and it costs between $30,000 and $40,000 to incarcerate someone, not to mention the fact that the person when released from jail will face almost insurmountable hurdles in getting a job due to the conviction and jail time served, require public assistance and perhaps end up committing more crimes. Before making one more activity a crime, perhaps people should consider the effects of doing so, and the costs, and who pays the costs - the taxpayers. This is an effort to make government bigger, not better, and should fail.

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