Friday, October 22, 2010

Marchman Act Blog: Ore. Prevention Group Gets Unexpected Ally to Ban 'K2': Pharmacists

The Oregon Board of Pharmacy has banned synthetic cannabis, KGW reported Oct. 15, and a statewide prevention group recommends this strategy to other states trying to do the same.

Synthetic cannabis, also known as "K2" or "Spice," was sold in smoke shops throughout the state as incense. If smoked, it produces a high similar to that of marijuana. Oregon's Board of Pharmacy said in a statement that, "There are no manufacturing standards for these chemicals, there is no current medical use, and there is documented evidence of serious medical consequences."
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