Nov 25, 2010
WOLFEWATCH Alert! DEA Bans K2, Spice, Synthetic Cannabinoids
On Wednesday, K2 and other synthetic cannabinoids were banned by the DEA using its emergency powers.
For at least one year it will be illegal to possess or sell the five chemicals used to make the products. The agency and the Department of Health and Human Services will determine whether the chemicals should be permanently added to the federal list of controlled substances considered unsafe, highly abused and without medical use.
Poison control centers around the country have been reporting more incidents involving K2/Spice this year. Patients often have a rapid heart rate, dangerously high blood pressure and sometimes hallucinations or paranoia.