Superior Approves Ban on Synthetic Marijuana

By KBJR News 1

Superior Approves Ban on Synthetic Marijuana

September 7, 2010 Updated Sep 7, 2010 at 8:16 PM CDT

SUPERIOR, WISC. --- The city of Superior has followed Duluth's lead on banning both the sale and use of synthetic marijuana.

In a 9 to 1 vote, the city council approved the ordinance Tuesday night, two weeks after Duluth made the move.

City officials asked that the city council not go through the usual committee process but to instead take immediate action and pass the ordinance during their bi-monthly meeting.

Mayor Dave Ross told the council tonight that'd he rather air on the side of caution then make his city a distribution point for the legal alternative to marijuana.

"We certainly didn't want to be an island left on to ourselves for K2 to be sold freely in the city of Superior," said Mayor Dave Ross. "We wanted to join the city of Duluth in their efforts to ban this product in the Twin Ports and I think we accomplished that tonight."

Superior becomes the second city in Wisconsin to outlaw synthetic weed, following a decision in Eau Claire just last month.

Written for the web by Kevin Jacobsen