Buzzkill: DEA Bans Fake Pot

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Posted March 1, 2011 by Jeff Prince in Blotch

People who buy, smoke, and enjoy genuine weed could probably care less that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is banning the chemicals used in fake pot products such as K2.

K2 (TOP) CAN'T COMPARE TO THE REAL STUFF (BOTTOM) -- (photo by Jeff Prince)

K2 (TOP) DOESN'T COMPARE TO THE REAL STUFF (BOTTOM) — (photo by Jeff Prince)

Last year, Fort Worth Weekly wrote about  the synthetic marijuana, commonly referred to as “herbal incense”  (“The Real Deal On Fake Pot,” March 24, 2010). The product was easily available at head shops across the country. Users enjoyed getting high without having to break laws or risking failed drug tests.

A bunch of Weekly employees had a K2 smoke-out session behind the office one afternoon. Reviews were mixed. People who frequently enjoyed the real stuff tended to dislike the fake stuff. But those who rarely smoked pot thought the fake stuff was pretty excellent.

As for me, K2 provided only a slight and fleeting buzz followed by a slight and fleeting headache.

Not long after that, I blogged about bad trips some smokers were having on K2.


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