K2 Sex

January 2, 2011, 4:31 pm

The New York Times today ran a piece from the Chicago News Cooperative looking at the implications of the Illinois law — effective as of January 1 — banning certain synthetic cannabinoids used in products such as K2.  Already, K2 has disappeared from shelves in Illinois, only to be replaced by new products with names such as “K2 Sex” and “K2 Sky”, no doubt containing other still legal compounds active at the cannabinoid receptor. The article makes a point that TPR has argued in the past: this cycle of banning specific chemicals in these products — only to have them replaced by newer ones –will make things difficult to toxicologist and emergency practitioners, who won’t have a chance to become familiar with the manifestations and treatment of exposures to known toxins.  Interesting times ahead — buckle your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy flight.

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