K2

Judge's K2 warning

Cameron John Allan Black (18), kitchen hand, was warned by Judge Turner in the Queenstown District Court yesterday of the effects of K2. Black had admitted possessing an offensive weapon, namely a knife, in Queenstown on June 28.

Emotional response to drug petition

Emotional response to drug petition

A Dunedin mother wept in the Octagon yesterday while signing a petition for an immediate ban of synthetic cannabis.

Anti-K2 protest in city

Anti-K2 protest in city

The campaign by a Mosgiel mother for the immediate banning of synthetic cannabis comes to Dunedin today.

K2 product ban from next week

K2 product ban from next week

The synthetic cannabis product K2 will be banned from next week, with other legal highs set to stubbed out when tough new legislation is introduced within months.

Boycott cannabis shops: Cull

Boycott cannabis shops: Cull

Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull is urging a boycott of businesses selling synthetic cannabis, such as K2, calling their actions ''gross social irresponsibility''.

High time for change

The news some Dunedin dairy owners selling synthetic cannabis have armed themselves in response to robberies involving the products is another disturbing element in the already concerning area of ''legal highs''.

Mother wants immediate ban

Mother wants immediate ban

The synthetic cannabis a Mosgiel man ''ticked up'' and smoked made him a ''monster'', says his mother, who is campaigning for its immediate ban.

K2 sales despite ingredient ban

K2 sales despite ingredient ban

Synthetic cannabis product K2 remains for sale in Dunedin, despite a temporary ban on one of its ingredients, which took effect yesterday.

Disorientated teenager triggers K2 warning

Disorientated teenager triggers K2 warning

The dangers of synthetic cannabis products legally available over the counter have been highlighted this week, after an Oamaru teenager had to be escorted home by police after he walked into a stranger's house.

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