After this semester at school and seeing how popular the synthetic marijuana, known as K2 -K4 and other similar products, are being pulled from the shelves in a few CT communities.
Many CT communities such as Waterbury and Torrington have sold the stuff for months but are now going to be forced to remove the products from the shelves by late December. The Federal Drug Enforcement Agency has placed the synthetic marijuana in a category that includes ecstasy, heroin, and LSD.
The DEA wants to “avoid an imminent hazard to the public safety,” according to the Federal Register.
The Central CT campus has been seeing a growth in the fake marijuana this semester and it grew faster than ever. Now that the DEA is coming in to stop this product from being sold, I bet that it’s not just going to be Torrington and Waterbury that are going to lose the substance but all of CT and even the whole country. Central is going to be next along with my home town Danbury.
According to NORML’s website, the DEA will start the control of the five chemicals within the synthetic weed along with the product. At the end of December the DEA will make a final notice making the substance illegal for at least a year and a possibility of a six month extension while the Department of Health and Human Services studies whether this chemicals need to be controlled or not.
The official statement released by the DEA: “The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is using its emergency scheduling authority to temporarily control five chemicals (JWH-018, JWH-073, JWH-200, CP-47,497, and cannabicyclohexanol) used to make “fake pot” products. Except as authorized by law, this action will make possessing and selling these chemicals or the products that contain them illegal in the U.S. for at least one year while the DEA and the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) further study whether these chemicals and products should be permanently controlled.”
NORML who is in favor of adult production and consumption does not support the recreational use of synthetic marijuana. In fact will this new ban on the substance be even more dangerous for the people who is it? Does the DEA ever learn? That banning this will just make the students who use it go after it harder just like they do with marijuana. It could just lead to more dangerous situations for people and more pointless arrests which is what NORML is trying to get rid of with the legalization of real cannabis.
Just another bad situation that could turn worse in my opinion, what do you guys think?