Drug Court Practitioner Fact Sheet: Vol. VI, No. 1
Many drug courts are experiencing a significant and disturbing surge in client's use of synthetic cannabinoids. In many areas of the country "herbal incense" can be legally purchased and smoked with impunity as specific drug detection methods slowly become available. Products such as Spice and K2 have been widely reported as producing many of the same psychological effects as marijuana. Without laws to control its distribution, courts face a significant challenge in addressing the problem of synthetic cannabinoids.