DEA Ban Now in Effect on Chemicals for K2, Other Synthetic Marijuanas

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The Drug Enforcement Agency today exercised its emergency ban, first drafted back in November, on five chemicals used to make fake marijuana sold under brands such as Spice, K2, Blaze and various other names.

Missouri outlawed synthetic marijuana last spring, only for other products to sprout up containing alternative chemicals said to mimic the effects of cannabis.

As the DEA notes today, it's now illegal to possess and/or sell the following five chemicals (JWH-018, JWH-073, JWH-200, CP-47,497, and cannabicyclohexanol) for the next twelve months. The agency says the measure is needed to "prevent an imminent threat to public health and safety."

But good news, kids: Nutmeg still remains legal in all 50 states.

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