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Rockwall joins list of cities prohibiting sale of dangerous K-2 herbs

By J.J. Smith. Add Rockwall to the growing list of cities in North Texas which have prohibited the sale of K-2, a synthetic mixture of dried herbs – similar to potpourri – sprayed with a chemical compound that, when smoked, produces effects similar to marijuana.

Legal and largely undetected, it is packaged and sold to look like incense and is not yet controlled by the federal government.

At Monday night’s Rockwall City Council meeting, Council members voted unanimously to prohibit any local business from selling it, following Rockwall Police Chief Mark Moeller’s recommendation. Councilman Cliff Sevier had placed the issue on the agenda.

The Chief said only one smoke shop that he knew of had sold it locally but has discontinued doing so.

Councilman Glen Farris said he discovered one other which is no longer selling it.

Upon the Chief’s recommendation, the processed form of salvia plants was also banned from sale in Rockwall. Salvia, also called sage, is the largest genus of plants in the mint family.

Councilwoman Margo Nielsen said she’s never heard of K-2 and was unaware that it was being used.

On the other hand, she brought a good laugh from the audience and other Council members when she stated that Helping Hands is growing salvia plants right in their garden. She said she had no idea that the processed form of salvia is being used to get high.

“Maybe that’s why we have so many skateboarders coming down there,” she quipped.

Chief Moeller said that police are beginning to see sprayed-on spices used more than marijuana.

“K-2 is packaged and sold to look like incense for $30 per gram, which is about the size of a Sweet ‘N Low” package.

Marketed as “Spice” and “Mr Smiley,” K-2 may have already caused a young man’s death in Dallas recently, according to news reports.

The sale of K-2 and processed salvia has been banned in cities across DFW from Plano in the east to Roanoke and Watauga near Ft. Worth.

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1 Response for “Rockwall joins list of cities prohibiting sale of dangerous K-2 herbs”

  1. Sean says:

    “Maybe that’s why we have so many skateboarders coming down there,”

    – wow, so having a skateboard automatically means that you are a drug addict who likes to get high. that’s like someone saying “if you drive a Mercedes or a Lexus you think you are better than everyone else”

    oh, but then again, if you want to prove that point just make a blanket statement about people who enjoy skateboarding. On her most athletic day she would probably fall flat on her rear trying to skateboard…

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