The synthetic marijuana substitute known as K2 is currently a legal substance
in New York City, but it might not be for much longer. On August 25, New
York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito stated her intent to introduce
a bill that would ban the sale of the drug. This prospective bill is spurred
on by the increasing media coverage of violence and medical emergencies
associated with the synthetic drug. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New
York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have stated their support of the bill.
The new bill would place individuals convicted of selling the drug in
jail for up to a year with additional fines up to $5,000. This sum increases
to $25,000 if there is a history of selling K2 or other
are levied. Additionally, the bill would endanger shop owners selling
the drug by threatening them with the loss of their tobacco sellers’ licenses.
A drug possession charge is a serious offense and could dramatically affect
your professional and personal life. It is essential to work with an aggressive
and experienced criminal defense attorney when facing jail time, fines,
or a criminal record. Contact the
Portale Randazzo LLP
today if you are in need of a powerful legal defense. Call (914) 292-3557
for more information about how our firm can help you.