From the Daily News:
City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr., responding Wednesday to a Daily News investigation, said he has initiated drafting of a bill to ban synthetic marijuana.
“I guess we all assumed that the federal government was going to act on it, but we can’t wait because our kids are dying,” the Queens Democrat said.
“We should move as other municipalities have, like Suffolk (County), to make this substance illegal. It’s a camouflage killer.”
Synthetic pot, often called K2 or Spice, mimics the effects marijuana’s active ingredient, THC, has on the brain. The unpredictable mind-bender is sold at bodegas throughout the city, and has caused scores of patients to show up at hospital emergency rooms with symptoms including seizures, hallucinations, panic attacks and violent behavior.
New York Sen. Charles Schumer is pushing legislation for a nationwide ban.