Marion County bans synthetic pot

October 5, 2010

The Indianapolis City-County Council on Monday approved a ban on the sale of “spice,” the synthetic substance similar to marijuana. The vote was 20-1. Other counties and cities in central Indiana have previously passed similar bans, and the push for a statewide ban is gaining steam. Spice, also called K2, is sold under various names at convenience  stores, often as incense. It can cause adverse health effects or even death when smoked.