New Laws Take Effect In TexasA measure allowing some epilepsy patients to get low-THC cannabis oil, Texas' first concession on medical marijuana, is one of nearly 700 new laws taking effect Tuesday.
Fake Marijuana Sickens Over 200 In AustinOn Saturday night alone, authorities in Austin reportedly handled 14 suffering from the side effects of K2. Although the synthetic drug is still legal under Texas state law until September 1st, Austin police are working to tamp down street-level dealers.
Feds Charge Dallas Smoke Shop Owners In Fake Pot CaseA federal crackdown on synthetic marijuana - or "spice" - has honed in on Dallas: A local smoke shop chain and its owner are among 28 accused of drug trafficking.
Synthetic Marijuana Use Spikes, Concerns LawmakersA spike in K2 or "spice" overdoses in marijuana-restrictive states such as Texas has sparked everything from investigation to legislation.
Texas Man Gets 20 Years In Synthetic Drug Deaths A Texas man accused of selling synthetic drugs in every state and distributing the chemicals that resulted in the overdose deaths of two North Dakota teens was sentenced to more than 20 years.
Irving Teen Hospitalized After Using K2A 13-year-old Irving girl was hospitalized Saturday night after using synthetic marijuana, also known as K-2.
Police: Synthetic Marijuana That Caused Illness Came From DallasPolice in central Texas say synthetic marijuana that caused more than 30 people to fall ill was obtained in Dallas and sold by dealers in downtown Austin.
Affidavit: Tenant Making K2 Sparked Irving Apartment FireAn Irving man faces arson charges for triggering a massive fire at an apartment complex in Las Colinas last month. The blaze destroyed a total of 22 individual units and forced several people to jump from windows and balconies to safety.
Thousands Of Dollars Worth Of Synthetic Marijuana Seized
K2 Sending More Texas Teens To Emergency RoomsK2 and other synthetic marijuana is illegal in Texas and more than a dozen other states, and yet emergency rooms are seeing an increase in related cases.
State Senate Votes To Ban Synthetic MarijuanaThe Texas Senate has voted to ban the production, sale and possession of several new forms of synthetic marijuana.
Fort Worth Says K-2 Not A Big Problem