Should the Sale of Spice be Banned in Michigan?
A state representative is proposing that K2 — a synthetic form of marijuana known as Spice — be banned in the state.
The sale of K2—a synthetic drug also known as Spice—has drawn much attention throughout the state of Michigan in recent weeks.
Many parents have expressed concern about Spice in the wake of several incidents. Most notably, Tucker Cipriano, 19, of Farmington Hills is believed to have been high on synthetic marijuana in April when he attacked his family, killing his father and severely injuring his mother and brother.
Two weeks ago, a Rochester Hills teen was hospitalized after smoking Spice. In a separate incident, a man was arrested after allegedly stealing Spice from a Rochester Hills Shell station.
On Wednesday, Michigan state Rep. George Darany (D-Dearborn) introduced legislation aimed to combat the sale and use of synthetic marijuana in the state of Michigan.
Darany’s proposal comes after many local communities have rallied to have Spice banned.
Other local officials are taking notice, too.
The West Bloomfield Township will consider banning K2 at a board meeting next week. Livingston County Sheriff Bob Bezotte has warned the Hartland Township board about the dangers of the drug. And 52-4 District Court Judge Kirsten Nielsen Hartig spoke out against Spice in an editorial on Troy Patch.
What do you think? Should Spice be banned in Michigan?