Spice, also sold as K2, Mr. Smiley,
and Voodoo Magic.
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – You can add another southeast Indiana community to the list of those which will no longer allow the sale of Spice.
Lawrenceburg City Council voted this week to pass an ordinance prohibiting the sale of substances containing synthetic cannabinoids.
The Lawrenceburg ordinance also outlaws the use of the substances in public places.
People or businesses found to be in violation of the ordinance could be subject to a fine.
Spice – also known as K2, Mr. Smiley, and Voodoo Magic – is a blend of herbs and chemicals. When smoked and inhaled, they mimic the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol, THC, found in marijuana.
The substance is marketed as incense, meaning it has not been subject to testing by the Food and Drug Administration. A recent emergency plan to outlaw the drug nationwide by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency will last for one year.
As Indiana’s state legislature works to pass a statewide ban on Spice, many local communities have been proactive by enacting their own ordinances to restrict the sale of Spice, including Dearborn County, Rising Sun, Versailles, Sunman, and Batesville.