Police, experts warn public of dangers from K2 drug

By STEVEN REILLY sreilly@njherald.com NEWTON â “ That sweet smell coming from your teenagers’ room may not be strawberries. It could be K2. And it could kill them. K2; also known as Spice or G-Four; is an incense product that contains banned federal Drug Enforcement Administration Schedule-1 synthetic cannabinoids made to mimic the effects of a marijuana “high.” The drug’s sweet smell has been likened to strawberries. The product is sold over the counter at local convenience stores as incense to any person with $30. Unlike tobacco products or alcohol, there is no age restriction on the purchase of K2 in New Jersey. Traditional drug tests do not detect K2; an additional screening process is used to detect the synthetic drug.

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