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.

Senate approves bill to ban sale of K2
Francisco attempts to send bill on herbal mixture back to panel
05:06 p.m., January 21, 2010 Updated 05:30 p.m.
The Kansas Senate has approved a ban on synthetic drugs that produce effects similar to those of marijuana.