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Snyder Invites Local Dad, Shelby Supervisor to Signing of Spice Ban

A Shelby Township father and the township supervisor joined Gov. Rick Snyder as he signed a package of bills outlawing K2.

Gov. Rick Snyder signed a package of bills banning the sale of synthetic marijuana Tuesday afternoon.

Four bills were signed into law that ban K2, Spice and other synthetic drugs including "bath salts" to be sold at stores in Michigan. It will also make it illegal for anyone to carry the substances. The new laws will go into effect July 1.

Under one of the bills, which went into effect immediately, the director of the Michigan Department of Community Health will also be able to ban any substance considered to be an immediate threat to public health after consulting with the Michigan Board of Pharmacy.

Shelby Township Supervisor Rick Stathakis and , a local father who started a grassroots movement to ban the sale of K2, joined Snyder in Lansing for the historic signing.

Stathakis told residents Tuesday evening at a Board of Trustees that local law enforcement wil continue to enforce an that was passed several weeks ago that bans the sale of K2 in Shelby Township until the state law kicks in.

He added that the Michigan State Police will be "cracking down" on businesses selling K2.

Anyone with a tip that a business may still be selling K2 or Spice is asked to call 855-Mich-Tip.

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