Lawmakers and moms target synthetic marijuana

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Michigan lawmakers are taking more steps to ban so-called synthetic marijuana while concerned parents hit the streets to urge stores to take it off shelves.
There has been a wave of activity this week aimed at eliminating products known as "K2" or "Spice." It's a mix of dried herbs and spices sprayed with chemicals and smoked by users.
At the state Capitol, two bills are up for votes Wednesday in the House although final passage will require additional action.
Detroit-area communities and Michigan lawmakers are taking more steps to ban so-called synthetic marijuana while concerned parents hit the streets to urge stores to take it off shelves.
There has been a wave of activity this week aimed at eliminating products known as "K2" or "Spice." It's a mix of dried herbs and spices sprayed with chemicals and smoked by users.
At the state Capitol, two bills are up for votes Wednesday in the House although final passage will require additional action. Detroit-area communities and some counties are acting on their own and prohibiting synthetic marijuana.
In Clarkston, in Oakland County, parents asked store owners to take a pledge against the product.
The recent death of an 18-year-old Oakland County man is linked to synthetic marijuana. A family lawyer says it's a tragedy.


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