The St. Charles County Council voted last night
to outlaw immediately the sale and possession of fake marijuana products such as K2
The legislation was introduced Monday evening and -- in a rare maneuver -- voted into law that same night as an "emergency measure." The council unanimously agreed (7-0) that products such as K2 -- an herbal mix laced with a synthetic drug that mimics the effects of marijuana -- pose a health hazard and must be dealt with immediately.
The ban extends to all municipalities within St. Charles County.
handful of retailers that sell fake marijuana in the county are to be
delivered notice today of the ban. The law went into effect last night,
though penalties for violating the ban won't be enforced for 30 days at
which point violators could receive fines up to $1,000 and one year in
Meanwhile, efforts are afoot in Jefferson City
to ban the sale and possession of fake marijuana statewide. Last month rural Pettis County in mid-Missouri became the first county in the state
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