Synthetic marijuana an issue in Owensboro

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) - Officials in Owensboro are trying to find the best way to rid the western Kentucky city of synthetic marijuana.

The City Commission on Tuesday decided to ask the Owensboro-Daviess County Steering Committee for a Drug and Alcohol Addiction Free Community to come up with recommendations to get the product off store shelves, the Messenger-Inquirer reported ( ).

The issue came up during the commission's monthly work session. Commissioner Roger Stacy said residents should boycott stores that sell synthetic marijuana until the product is removed.

City Attorney Ed Ray said synthetic marijuana is actually spices sprayed with a psychotropic compound that changes regularly to stay ahead of news laws.

He says the product is labeled as incense and marked "not for human consumption" under such names as K2 and Spice.

Information from: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer,

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