CRACKING DOWN ON K2 IN NY
K2. We are not talking about the second highest mountain peak in the world. We are talking about synthetic marijuana, which btw also gives the user an unusual high.
Synthetic marijuana is illegal and extremely dangerous, more so than natural marijuana. It is readily available in convenience stores and sold in innocent-looking, brightly colored packets called K2, Spice, Green Giant, and Scooby Snax. In New York state, any person possessing, distributing, marketing or selling synthetic marijuana can face a fine of up to $500 and/or 15 days in jail.
Just in this month of July there have been medical cases of 130 people across NYC who were treated in hospital emergency rooms after overdosing on K2. Police authorities in downstate NY are seeing an increase in the illegal sale and possession of the synthetic marijuana and predict this crisis to rapidly spread to upstate. The users are described as zombies because of the bizarre behaviors resulting from smoking K2. It has been responsible for at least 2 deaths.
Also this month, there was a mass overdose in Brooklyn where dozens of victims were seen victims lying on the sidewalk, shaking and leaning against trees and fire hydrants. The people were frozen like statues and terrorizing passersby after taking what was probably a bad batch of the illegal drug imported from China.
In response to this public health crisis, the New York City Council has approved three bills that would ban the manufacturing of K2, and punish business owners for selling it. After the September 2015 crackdown, the city made it illegal to possess or sell synthetic marijuana.
I wonder if they’ll name the next illicit drug concoction “Mount Everest”.
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