Big Spring City Council Approves Ban on Certain Types of Synthetic Marijuana

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - It's a disturbing new trend with young people in the Basin. We've told you about K-2, K-3, and Salvia before, they're all types of synthetic marijuana and they're legal.

On Tuesday night, one West Texas town took action to get the fake pot off store shelves.

The Big Spring City Council voted unanimously to approve a ban on those three specific legal drugs.

This move comes after several teens were sent to the hospital for using them.

After meeting with the school district and law enforcement agencies, Mayor Tommy Duncan says these drugs should be regarded as a hazard to the community.

K-2, K-3 and Salvia are sold sometimes as incense but are being used as a smoking material to get people high.

The Drug Enforcement Agency is working to have the substances classified as a Schedule One Drug which means it will be considered a controlled substance.

With the passing of this city ordinance, it is now illegal in big spring to sell or use any of those substances.

If caught, you can face fines of up to $2,000 and a Class C Misdemeanor.