'The New K2' For Sale in East Lansing
At least one store is already selling it, and this time, it's not something you smoke. Video by fox47news.comvideo
A Michigan State Senior, not wanting his community to know he was addicted to K2: "(I'm) happy to get off that stuff. It was bad."
He kicked the habit when it became illegal in July, but now he's worried other students will make the same mistake with this new drug, falling for something they assume is safe because it is legal.
"I wouldn't personally be interested in trying it, but I'm sure it's appealing to a lot of students," he continued, asking us to stay anonymous.
Samples of the pill have been sent to the "In Flight" smoke shop on Grand River Ave in East Lansing, but the manager tells me he's not going to sell it, because he doesn't believe it's safe.
But just down the street at Krazy Katz, they sold me all three kinds; one for an energy rush, one for relaxation, and one to help you focus."
None of the ingredients listed on the outside appear to be illegal to Michigan State Police, but they are taking samples to their lab to check the chemicals themselves. If anything is illegal, they will be paying a visit to Krazy Katz. If not, a new change to a state law means it could still be banned.
A law change encouraged by Grand Ledge Sen. Rick Jones: "I don't think any stores, gas stations, party stores, should be selling something simply for the purpose of getting high," which is what these pills can do, at $5 a pop.
The packaging states they are "ultra powerful," can help you "forget about your problems," and should be " kept out of reach of anyone under 18."
"IF any hospital reports that anyone came to the hospital under the affect of one of these drugs, they'll report it, and that report will allow the director to call the Board of Pharmacies and ban it," continued Jones.
Meaning it cannot be banned until it makes someone sick.
When I was at In Flight (the store refusing to sell the pills), the staff told me it's almost impossible to ban every dangerous chemical combination. In this case, they believe these pills could be made up of chemicals not harmful on their own, but dangerous when mixed together.
There is no name for the pills yet. They are being distributed by a company in North Carolina.