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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.

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— 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.

Comments

Richard Heckler 4 years, 11 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 http://rawstory.com/2010/01/calif-judge-orders-police-return-60-pounds-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 4 years, 11 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 4 years, 11 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 4 years, 11 months ago

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

Hudson Luce 4 years, 11 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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