City bans fake pot
The Waupaca Common Council, at its Dec. 21 meeting, approved an ordinance that prohibits the possession, sale and use of synthetic cannabinoids.
It is referred to by the street or trade names of “Spice,” “K2,” “Genie,” “Yucatan Fire, “fake” or “new” marijuana.
Waupaca is among several municipalities in the county to bring such an ordinance before its council for a vote.
It is now illegal for people to use, possess, purchase, attempt to purchase, sell, publicly display for sale or attempt to sell, give or barter any of those chemicals, whether they are are under common street or trade names.
At the November council meeting, Police Chief Tim Goke described it as a synthetic spray that is placed on incense and that like marijuana, when inhaled, results in a high.
He told the council that the police department is not aware of anyone selling it in the city. One business in the city had been selling it and voluntarily pulled it off its shelves.