Gov. Snyder Expected to Sign Into Law K2, Spice Ban on Tuesday
The ban on the synthetic drugs would go into effect on July 1.
Critics of the synthetic drug known as K2 or Spice have been calling for a statewide ban on the substance, which can have powerful side effects.
On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign into law a ban on the drug, state Rep. Kurt Heise (R-Plymouth) told Northville's city council Monday night. The substance has been sold legally because it is marketed as herbal incense or potpurri and is labeled "not for human consumption."
The Detroit Free Press reports: "One of the bills updates the list of chemicals used to make synthetic drugs and would make them illegal to possess and sell. The ban would go into effect July 1."
Other legislation would go into effect immediately and authorize the state to temporarily ban a substance if officials decide it poses an "imminent danger to people's health. It is designed to allow health officials to respond quicker to changing formulas used in synthetic drugs," the Free Press reports.
Heise said there's an important concern about the bills, which the legislature is attempting to preemptively address.
"As soon as we come up with these rules, the bad guys try and get around it," he said.
This governor's signing will take place prior to an interactive tele-town hall Tuesday that will take place at the Northville Township offices at 6:30 p.m. Snyder will take questions online, from Lansing, via a Google+ Hangout.