Even though K2 products do not contain any controlled substances, many states have already adopted legislation making the same laws that apply to marijuana or other controlled substances also apply to K2 products. Those states that have adopted legislation making K2 illegal are Kansas, the first state to ban K2, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Alabama, Michigan, and Illinois (K2 will remain legal in that state until the end of 2010.) So, this means that in the other 42 states, K2 is still legal.
Many people question why K2 legality should even be an issue. After all, as has already been mentioned, there are no controlled substances in K2 like there are in marijuana and other drugs that are considered illegal. Except for those K2 products which do have synthetic chemicals added to them, the herbs and botanicals found in them are natural. The herbs are the same as those cultivated for use in a home or restaurant kitchen, or that grow wild. The same holds for the botanicals-which is just a “dressed-up” word for plant parts. The plants that are chosen to be combined with the herbs grow naturally indifferent parts of the country or the world.
It is known that some herbs and plants have medicinal properties, and some do contain natural substances that may have an effect on some people. For example, an herb with the very descriptive common name of “Horny Goat Weed” comes from China. Its real name is Epimedium. The Chinese have long believed this plant has aphrodisiac properties. One type of K2 product, SolidSex, has this plant in it, along with herbs and other plants.
Another thing that may have some people wondering about the K2 legality issue is the intended use for K2 products. K2 manufacturers make K2 products for use as incense. The products are intended to be used in incense and potpourri burners or otherwise heated in a safe manner until the aroma and essences of the herbs and botanicals can be detected.
Now, it is true that heating K2 incense products will also release any synthetic chemicals that were added to the natural herbs and botanicals. And, some people maybe affected by these chemicals. However, they may also feel the effects of any natural essences that can be found in certain plants, such as Horny Goat Weed.
Perhaps the best way to approach K2 legality issues is by doing so the same way that any issues would be considered. If K2 has been made illegal in your state, but you still wish to use it then you will have to think about whether the risk of being caught inpossession of K2 incense will be worth it.
If you live in one of the states that have made K2 smoke illegal, you probably know you canorder it online from the privacy of your own home. If you buy k2 and only use when you are in the privacy of your home or at someone’s home to which you have been invited, and do not go out in public if you are feeling any effects until they have completely worn off, you should not have any problems.
In those states where it is still legal to purchase, possess, sell, distribute, and use k2 incense, then you know that not only can you purchase it online, you can also buy it incertain retail outlets. That’s because it’s an incense product, just like the incense you buy at other places. You should still, however, only use K2 incense at the right time (when you have taken care of all obligations and responsibilities) and in the right way (as incense only.) Again, if it does affect you, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery, and you should remain where you are until all effects have worn off.