Tarpon Springs, Florida -- City Commissioners and police are working to keep synthetic drugs out of the hands of teenagers.
At Tuesday's meeting, commissioners passed an ordinance banning the sale, display and manufacture of drugs like "spice," synthetic marijuana, "K2" and bath salts.
The drugs are often found at convenience stores, gas stations and tobacco shopsand can mimic the effects of illegal drugs like marijuana. They can also lead to feelings of paranoia, panic attacks, euphoria, giddiness and in extreme cases, delusions, hallucinations and death or serious injury.
The new ordinance went into effect immediately upon its passage and bans not only the sale and display of synthetic drugs but also the sale of drug paraphenalia to minors. Tarpon Springs Police tell 10 News they will likely be spending a few weeks educating store owners about the new ordinance and will later make sure they are following the letter of the law.
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