Michigan lawmakers ask c-stores and retailers to drop all K2 and spice-labeled products from their stores.
Michigan law enforcement and health officials are removing dangerous synthetic drugs from retail shelves across the state as of Thursday, according to a miNBC news report.
State Senate Bill 1082 is part of a package that allows the state to quickly identify and eliminate illegal, mind-altering products no matter what the name or form they take. The drugs, specifically synthetic marijuana and bath salts, have been linked to recent crimes in the U.S. K2, spice and other synthetic marijuana products contain stimulants that can cause increased heart rate, chest pains, dizziness, delusions, panic attacks, nose bleeding and nausea.
“We must mobilize all of our resources to fight these extremely dangerous drugs and get them off our shelves as they hit the market,” said Glardon R-Owosso.
The legislative package lists chemical classifications that are prohibited and grants authority to the Michigan State Police to remove those drugs from stores as of July 1, if businesses have not done that.