Knox City Council Tables Final Reading the Ordinance Banning Sale of Synthetic Marijuana

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Back Row: Mayor Rick Chambers, Ed Blue, Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston, Greg Matt and Attorney David Matsey. Front Row: Linda Berndt, Jeff Berg and Ron Parker

At their recent meeting, the Knox City Council members tabled the third and final reading of a synthetic marijuana ordinance. The Mayor suggested the delay because the Federal government is getting involved and the state legislature will be looking at a possible law in the next session. Synthetic marijuana is normally smoked by users and has, in some cases, proven fatal.

In November of this year, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency announced it would make synthetic cannabinoids a Schedule I drug by December 24th. Several states and city governments have already made K2, Spice, or Kaboom illegal under state law.

Testing of the product is one issue that has been questioned by law enforcement and local governing bodies.