COPY-Mo. county considers ban on fake marijuana

Associated Press - February 20, 2010 2:34 PM ET

SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) - A central Missouri county is taking steps to become the first county in the state - perhaps even in the nation - to pass an ordinance prohibiting a legal mix of herbs.

Pettis County Prosecutor Jeff Mittelhauser told the Sedalia Democrat that he is pushing for an ordinance to prohibit the possession or sale of a synthetic marijuana commonly sold as K2.

Lawmakers in Missouri and Kansas are considering banning the chemical substance, which is not regulated nationally. It is banned in most of Europe.

K2 is a mix of dried flowers, herbs and tobacco that is combined with synthetic cannabinoids. It is currently marketed as incense and sold at smoke shops and gas stations.

Information from: The Sedalia Democrat,

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