K2 Debate

Lawrence was a focal point for the debate in the Statehouse about banning the active ingredient in an herbal substance known as K2.
In November 2009, law enforcement from Johnson County began speaking out against K2, which some say produces a marijuana-like high when smoked. K2 was sold at the Lawrence store Sacred Journey.
After prompting from law enforcement, including Douglas County Sheriff Ken McGovern, bills that banned the ingredients in K2, described as "synthetic cannabinoids," were approved by the Kansas Legislature and signed by the governor.

Video: Charges dismissed in local K2 case

Criminal charges against a Lawrence man at the center of a K2 controversy were dismissed Monday. The man's company Web site says the company is back in business. Watch »

Video: K2 chemicals officially illegal in Kansas

The chemicals in K2 have officially been deemed illegal by Kansas state officials. Watch »

Video: Bill aimed at banning compounds in K2 advances once more

Both the House and Senate have approved bills aimed at taking K2 off the shelves but on Wednesday the Senate Public Health and Welfare approved the House version because it also included making an additional substance illegal. Watch »

Video: Local store owner says targeting unfair

The owner of local business Sacred Journey says she was unfairly targeted by state and federal agents last week. Authorities raided the shop in connection with K2. Watch »

Video: Lawrence store shut down for federal raid

Sacred Journey, a store on Massachusetts Street that sells the herbal mixture K2, was shut down Thursday while officers from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Johnson County Sheriff's Office and Lawrence Police Department investigated. Watch »

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