Stop K2, legalize pot
Jul 27, 2016 | 11184 views | 0 0 comments | 501 501 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

K2 is touted as an alternative to marijuana because it allegedly provides a “high” similar to marijuana while not being detectible by common drug tests used today. Unlike marijuana, which is natural and has been proven safe and non-addictive, K2 is a synthetic chemical that is sprayed on greens.

I have been working in the mental health/substance abuse field for 30-plus years and I have never been this concerned about a substance. I would ask for public and private employers and parole and probation officers to seriously consider discontinuing drug testing for marijuana.

So many individuals in jobs where random drug tests are routine and those on parole and probation turn to K2 to avoid a positive marijuana drug test, but in doing so subject themselves to the possibility of experiencing psychotic symptoms for the rest of their life.

Marijuana has been decriminalized in NYC, but we really need to have it legalized. Not doing so will result in more and more New Yorkers turning to K2 to avoid detection on drug tests, possibly destroying their lives forever, as well as destroying the lives of others by their actions while under the influence of K2.


Bob Grabowski

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