SARASOTA COUNTY — Synthetic drugs known as “K2,” “Spice” and “Kratom” are now illegal in Sarasota County after Sarasota County Commissioners unanimously adopted a ban on designer drugs Wednesday — a move that mirrors an ordinance passed in Charlotte County late last year.
The ordinance bans the manufacture, transport, display, sale or possession of substances — many mimicking the look of marijuana — outright in the county. Previously, the Florida Attorney General’s office banned certain chemicals used to make the drugs, but manufacturers would simply alter the chemical make-up and continue to sell the product. Now it’s illegal across the board.
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