Abuse of K2 incense rising fast, teen counselors say

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K2 incense in an antistatic bag

K2 incense still is making its way into the hands and nervous systems of Pueblo youth, despite a federal ban on it in November, say two local psychotherapists.

Ray Moore, a manager at Bridge to Awareness Counseling Center, 310 W. C St., said K2 basically is a synthetic marijuana that’s packaged and marketed as incense, and used almost exclusively for the potlike high it induces.

K2 incense has the added benefit of being difficult to detect in urinalyses, so people who are subject to regular drug tests are using it instead of recreational marijuana, the psychotherapists said.

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