Oregon Pharmacy Board Bans K2, Spice and other “Synthetic Marijuana” products

In a major win for all of us, The Oregon Board of Pharmacy has voted to ban sale and possession of dangerous synthetic cannabis known on the market as “spice,” or “K2”.

Manufacturers of synthetic cannabis market the products as incense, not intended for human consumption.

In August I received a call from a desperate mother who had spent the night in Salem General’s emergency room with her 16 year-old son who had smoked a K2-like substance. He was hallucinating, had a skyrocketing pulse and blood pressure and extreme difficulty breathing. He was begging his mom “Please don’t let me die!”

Rarely have we had a chance to get ahead of an emerging drug problem and this is a slam dunk. We had been trying to get traction with the legislature to put a ban on these dangerous drugs ahead of their next meeting in February, but this action takes care of the issue once and for all.

This is a very good day in the field of drug prevention. I am so grateful.

-Tom

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