‘K2’ is not OK — ban fake marijuana

Here’s an op-ed piece published on NewJersey.Com, written by Sunrise Detox’s own Ira Levy.

K2, also known as “Spice,” “Mr. Smiley,” “Genie,” and “Zohai,” is widely available in New Jersey “head shops,” convenience stores and online. Most of it is shipped to the Garden State from Korea and China, where workers spray herbs and spices with a synthetic compound similar to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.

Teenagers in New Jersey– or anyone else, for that matter — just need to roll it up in joints or inhale it from pipes. It even comes in fruit flavors for those who don’t like the taste of pot or maybe don’t know the difference. Either way, chemicals trick the brain into thinking the body is ingesting authentic cannabis.


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