Often marketed as “herbal incense” under brands like K2 and Spice, synthetic marijuana-like drugs have been selling in head shops and gas stations across the country, including Maryland.
While the DEA scrambles to respond to the widespread and barely legal new drug (placing a temporary ban on five chemical ingredients of the drug, while it determines a long-term solution), Ocean City has gone ahead and outlawed the stuff.
Reports of seizures and hallucinations in users of the drug have prompted Ocean City to act fast, passing an “emergency” ordinance that, according to The Sun, outlaws “the sale, possession, and manufacturing” of the substance.
Many other municipalities and several whole states have passed similar laws, and the drug’s prohibition throughout Maryland is likely just a matter of time.
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