TOPEKA – A chemical used to create ersatz marijuana and a substance similar to Ecstasy will soon be illegal in Kansas.
Gov. Mark Parkinson on Wednesday signed House Bill 2411 which bans a fake marijuana substance commonly called K2, which is marketed as incense. The measure also bans possession or use of BZP which mimics Ecstasy.
“This legislation has received overwhelming support by Kansas law enforcement and the legislature,” said Parkinson in a written statement. “It will help improve our communities by bettering equipping law enforcement officers in addressing this issue and deterring Kansans from drug use.”
The bill goes into effect when it is published in the Kansas registry, which is published every Thursday.