TALLAHASSEE, Fla.– March 5, 2012 -
With spring break season here, Attorney General Pam Bondi warns vacationers to stay away from dangerous synthetic drugs that are marketed as “incense,” “potpourri,” “K2,” and “bath salts.” The
cocaine-like drug, known as "bath salts," and the marijuana-like drug,
known as "K2," can cause users to suffer paranoia, tremors, seizures,
psychotic episodes, and more. Many of these drugs are currently outlawed, and there is legislation this legislative session that will ban new forms of these synthetic drugs.
“These synthetic drugs are dangerous and pose significant risks to users and those around the users,” stated Attorney General Pam Bondi. “I encourage vacationers to help make their Florida experiences positive by staying away from these drugs.”
Attorney General Bondi is currently working with Senator Evers and
Representative Ingram to ban new synthetic drugs in Florida. The proposed legislation, Senate Bill 1502/ House Bill 1175, will make it a third-degree felony for an individual to “sell, manufacture, or deliver, or possess with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver" new forms of “bath salts” and “K2.”