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K2, Bath Salts Ingredients Banned By Feds & Virginia Legislature

035texasgoldComing only two days following passage of Virginia legislation banning key chemicals, the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued an order effective today banning five chemicals found in K2, also known as Spice, although according to one news report by WUSA-TV, K2 was still being sold today at the Arabica Tobacco shop in Falls Church.

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A PACKAGE OF K2. “Texas Gold” is just one of a variety of K2 brand names. (Photo: News-Press)

Coming only two days following passage of Virginia legislation banning key chemicals, the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued an order effective today banning five chemicals found in K2, also known as Spice, although according to one news report by WUSA-TV, K2 was still being sold today at the Arabica Tobacco shop in Falls Church.

The Richmond legislation will not go into effect until signed by Gov. Bob O’Donnell, who has said he will sign it. That legislation also extends to chemical ingredients in certain cocaine-like bath salts. Penalties included in the legislation are stiff: sale to minors of near a school includes a mandatory two-year jail sentence, and manufacturing can draw sentences as long as 30 years, while possession is a misdemeanor. It is unclear if the Arabica Tobacco store in Falls Church, located a block and a half away from George Mason High School, would fall within the area prescribed in the legislation as “near a school.”

 

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