Has anyone tried marijuana substitutes like K2 and Texas Gold? They are certainly getting people excited in Missouri, as local station KPLR11 reports:
ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) – There are new developments in a story we first brought you Monday. Texas Gold, a product being marketed as a substitute to marijuana, was pulled from store shelves in St. Charles County after investigators say it violated a recent county ordinance banning K2 or fake pot. “That is a prohibited product,” said St. Charles County Sheriff Tom Neer talking about Texas Gold.
Two stores in St. Charles County, The Vise in St. Peters and The South 94 Bait and Tackle Shop in Weldon Spring, started carrying Texas Gold and a line of Sky products after St. Charles County banned K2 earlier this month.
Texas Gold and the Sky products were marketed as natural alternatives to marijuana that didn’t fall under the ban. But law enforcement had questions.
Monday, a sergeant from the St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department bought Texas Gold and Sky Tsunami from the South 94 Bait and Tackle Shop. Then, they were tested at the St. Charles county sheriffs department crime lab.
The tsunami came back clean with nothing illegal in it. But Sheriff Neer tells us the Texas Gold contained a chemical in the ban.
Its a synthetic cannabanoid or a synthetic substance that was created in a lab that is similar to THC which is in marijuana, the natural chemical in marijuana, explained sheriff Neer…
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