KETR Local
10:53 am
Mon October 11, 2010

Commissioners back proposal to limit K2 sales


Greenville – Hunt County Commissioners Monday showed their support for an initiative to restrict the sale of K2 in the state.

The item is part of an effort by District 2 State Representative Dan Flynn (R-Van), who plans to work alongside a group of legislators to pass the bill during next year's 82nd Legislative session.

Officials plan to work toward prohibiting the use, possession, or sale of synthetic cannabinoids like K2 and salvia divinorum.

When smoked, K2 is said to give a marijuana-like high.

Commerce, Greenville and Sulphur Springs are among more than a dozen area cities that have already passed laws concerning the product; most of which prevent individuals under the age of 21 from buying K2, and/or restrict its sale within 1,000 feet of protected areas.

Meanwhile, the City of Bonham Monday evening will also consider action on an ordinance regulated the sale of K2, during which a public hearing will be held.