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.