Synthetic Marijuana to be Outlawed

By: PRESS RELEASE: Okaloosa Co. Sheriff's Office
By: PRESS RELEASE: Okaloosa Co. Sheriff's Office

Effective January 19th, 2011, you will no longer be able to legally sell, purchase, use or posses the synthetic marijuana’s known as “Spice, Black Mamba, K2” among other names in Okaloosa County and across the nation.

Although they have been marketed and sold as incense and not for human consumption, its other uses have been obvious.

The plant material itself does not provide intoxication, the chemicals that are laced/added to the plant material is what causes the sought after intoxication. Concerns over public safety, health concerns, and reports from poison control centers have prompted the DEA to control the chemicals and substances used to lace the plant material.

The Deputy Administrator of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) filed the final rule Docket No. DEA-331F in the Federal Register on December 20th, 2010 placing substance 5 methoxy-N, N-dimethyltryptamine (5-MeO-DMT), including its salts, isomers, and salts of isomers whenever the existence of such salts, isomers and salts of isomers is possible, into schedule I of the Federal Controlled Substance Act (CSA) imposing the criminal sanctions and regulatory controls of schedule I substances under the CSA on the manufacture, distribution, dispensing, importation, exportation, and possession of 5-MeO-DMT making Federal Law Enforcement action possible as of January 19th, 2011.

Florida law makers are introducing to the Florida House of Representatives House Bill (HB) 39 amending Florida Statutes 893 to include “Homologue” meaning a chemical compound in a series in which each compound differs by one or more alkyl functional groups on an alkyl side chain.

They are also adding these chemicals to the Schedule I controlled substances:

• 2-[(1R,3S)-3-hydroxycyclohexyl]-5-(2-methyloctan-2-106 yl)phenol, also known as CP 47,497 and its dimethyloctyl (C8) 107 homologue. 108

• 6aR,10aR)-9-(hydroxymethyl)-6,6-dimethyl-3-(2-109 methyloctan-2-yl)-6a,7,10,10a-tetrahydrobenzo [c]chromen-1-ol, 110 also known as HU-210.

• 42. 1-Pentyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole, also known as JWH-018.1-Butyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole, also known as JWH-073.
These are the psychotropic chemicals that are added to plant material, sold as incense but marketed as legal marijuana.

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  • by Jennifer on Jan 26, 2011 at 08:39 AM
    It is blatantly obvious that prohibition just doesn't work. K2 herb has survived all these bans thus far. If people want to buy k2 smoke, it looks like they are going to have no problems doing it as there are places like, that have k2 incense products that aren't restricted by any current bans. It's unconstitutional to make someone's recreational decisions for them. I think our founding fathers would be appalled by how The Constitution is being stomped on. Let us have more respect for our individual liberties and take more personal responsibility. Parent your children, stop looking to Mommy Government to do it for you with all these ineffective and oppressive laws.
  • by knowa1 Location: usa on Jan 17, 2011 at 01:27 AM
    Enough is enough this police sacred Cow has got to end there are real violent crimes out there that are not being addressed or solve but they go after the easy to smell cannabis law abiding cannabis users and cause the most blatant destruction to them and their families . We now have a industrial police state the DEA is out of control. They now make their own Laws and enforce them too. what ever happened to check and balances.They are responsible for thousands of brutal murders in Mexico I don't care about synthetic stuff but people need to know the real truth about prohibition. Google the truth about Cannabis and challenge this station to have a fair and opened debate. Look a Georgia 1 in 13 is in the court system, in prison or on parole for what some thing less harmful than aspirin. Please Google, it get the real truth then hide your shame for a while and say no to these crimes against these other wise law abiding citizen. Look back at the Jim Crow Laws realize what we have done
  • by tank Location: enterprise al on Jan 16, 2011 at 12:10 PM
    They wouldn't have to worry about the harm to ones body induced by the illicit chemicals in the synthetic stuff if they would legalize the real. Plenty of new studies show that marijuana is in fact beneficial to our health more so than say , cigarettes, cigars , synthetic marijuana, pills alcohol ect. I mean think about it, how many people are killed on a daily basis due to alcohol and pills? Now how often do u hear about an over dose of weed? Daily death toll from cigars n cigarettes? And from alcohol? Which if those do you hear about the least?
  • by Mike on Jan 14, 2011 at 02:04 PM
    Hmmm, if someone wants to buy k2, they're going to do it regardless of any junk law. K2 incense seems to evolve with every ban. These guys, claim to have k2 smoke products that aren't prohibited under ANY ban. Authorities will never be able to keep up.
  • by Mike Location: New Brockton on Jan 13, 2011 at 03:40 PM
    Sure didn't take the law dogs and our great government long to jump on this!! Too bad they don't address "serious" problems like spending our money and giving all we have to those who "Don't" earn it. Like laying off all our oil rig worker and selling out to Brazil with 2 billion of our tax dollars. To include Obama and his rich Hungarian buddy.
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