Lawmakers pass update on K2 ban

LINCOLN – Attorney General Jon Bruning applauded today's passage of LB 811, which amends the Uniformed Controlled Substances Act to update the current ban on the synthetic street drug known as K2. Sponsored by Senator Ken Schilz of Ogallala, LB 811 was part of Bruning's 12th legislative package.

"K2 is killing Nebraska kids," said Bruning. "I appreciate Senator Schilz and members of the body for passing this critical measure and making Nebraska a safer place."

Nebraska's K2 ban was created by the Attorney General's Office 2011 legislative package bill, LB 19, and last updated in 2013 by LB 298, both sponsored by Sen. Beau McCoy.

K2 is made from synthetic cannabinoids typically manufactured in overseas laboratories to produce the street drug. K2 products generally consist of plant material that has been coated (often sprayed) with one or more of the synthetic cannabinoid compounds.

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