Despite efforts by the federal government to ban synthetic marijuana, including classifying the substance as a Schedule 1 narcotic in the Controlled Substances Act, individual states continue to crackdown.
Branded as incense “not for human consumption” and sold in headshops branded as K2 and Spice to name a few – synthetic pot is a tricky substance to pin down as each time a compound is discovered and banned, manufacturers make a slight change to a new, unknown compound.
Maryland appears to be the next state to attempt a ban of synthetic marijuana. A bill banning possession and distribution of substances like Spice and K2 went before the House Judiciary Committee earlier this week.
The statewide ban is intended to prevent retailers from moving to cities in Maryland where bans do not exist.