The substance that goes by the street name Spice (and variations on that name such as: K2, Pep, Zohai, Yucatan Fire and Genie) is marketed as incense and is sold in smoke shops and convenience stores. The harmful substance mimics the effects of THC, the chemical in marijuana that gives users a high.
But Spice is actually much stronger and that concerns Forsyth County Commissioner Patrick Bell and other officials.
Producers add a chemical spray, which contains a compound that has an effect similar to that of marijuana and package it as incense. Users roll it into cigarettes or smoke it in pipes. Selling Spice as incense circumvents Food and Drug Administration testing.
Bell said in a news release, producers and marketers continue to find loopholes and he has a problem with that. The product is prominently displayed, and easily available to anyone, at