Gov. Snyder Expected to Sign Into Law K2, Spice Ban on Tuesday
The ban on the synthetic drugs would go into effect on July 1.
Critics of the synthetic drug known as K2 or Spice have been calling for a statewide ban on the substance, which can have powerful side effects.
On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign into law a ban on the drug. The substance has been sold legally because it is marketed as herbal incense or potpourri and is labeled "not for human consumption."
Livingston County recently joined several other Michigan counties in banning the sale of synthetic marijuana, such as K2 and Spice, as well as bath salts.
The Detroit Free Press reports: "One of the bills updates the list of chemicals used to make synthetic drugs and would make them illegal to possess and sell. The ban would go into effect July 1."
Other legislation would go into effect immediately and authorize the state to temporarily ban a substance if officials decide it poses an "imminent danger to people's health. It is designed to allow health officials to respond quicker to changing formulas used in synthetic drugs," the Free Press reports.
This governor's signing will take place prior to an interactive tele-town hall Tuesday to be held at the Northville Township offices at 6:30 p.m. Snyder will take questions online, from Lansing, via a Google+ Hangout from groups in Northville and other towns around Michigan.