Texas Gold: Should Fake Weed Be Illegal?

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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  • Your Obedient Serpent

    REAL marijuana shouldn't be illegal.

  • mark twain

    St. Charles is a fucking shithole. Of course the cops there have nothing better to worry about.

  • sidneee

    We have this in the UK – fake weed – it just gives you a headache and a sore throat, and that's it. Nasty shit.
    FREE THE WEED!

  • GoodDoktorBad

    Sure, make fake weed illegal….. and legalize the real thing!!

  • 2zillionyearoldhippie

    The list of ridiculous and dangerous chemicals (inhalents, household cleaners, gasoline) and other drugs (OxyContin, etc.) people feel compelled to try because they can't get weed is staggering. In the words of Katt Williams “Weed ain't a drug, it's a plant that just grows that way.” and “if you take 13 aspirins it will be your last headache.” Legalize the plant and people will leave more dangerous substances alone.

  • LegalBuddy

    I think natural weed should be legalized because everybody who wants to get high will eventualy do that dispite the fact that it is illegal.If marijuana will be legalized I guess there will be many problems regarding drugs will end.

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  • http://www.k2-incense.com k2 herbs

    k2 should be the least of their worries. Our foods are laced with all kinds of KNOWN carcinogens that the FDA thinks is just dandy.

  • http://www.k2incense.org K2

    No it shouldn’t be illegal. Yes, there should be restrictions on it’s usage, as there are with alcohol, tobacco, prescription meds etc.

  • http://www.k2incense.org K2

    No it shouldn’t be illegal. Yes, there should be restrictions on it’s usage, as there are with alcohol, tobacco, prescription meds etc.

  • Jkil66

    all these new aromatic incences are really becoming a big talk. especially in MISSOURI, which has more prisons than any other state. i’m from missouri, and i know that california made over one billion tax dollars in 2009 due to the cannabis card. as an american, i know that it is not illegal if a person buys incense or any other product not for human consumption. there is no thc in texas gold or any of the other incenses. nevertheless; if it makes the crime rate go down, i’m all for it

  • Jkil66

    all these new aromatic incences are really becoming a big talk. especially in MISSOURI, which has more prisons than any other state. i’m from missouri, and i know that california made over one billion tax dollars in 2009 due to the cannabis card. as an american, i know that it is not illegal if a person buys incense or any other product not for human consumption. there is no thc in texas gold or any of the other incenses. nevertheless; if it makes the crime rate go down, i’m all for it

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