Radio Station WHMI 93.5 FM -- Summit Set To Discuss Next Steps in Battle Against K2

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K2 Summit
7/16/12 - Local leaders in the fight against K2 are planning a summit next month to discuss what measures are necessary to keep the drug from reemerging in Livingston County. K2 is a synthetic substitute to marijuana that carries an increased risk of dangerous side effects. It was sold legally across Michigan until it was banned, along with synthetic cocaine, by the state legislature on July 1st. The summit planned for August 9th will focus on what steps should be taken by officials and residents to help keep K2 from becoming a problem once again. It will be divided into two segments, both several hours long. The first is meant for people such a doctors, police officers, judges, and others who encounter K2 in a professional capacity. It will focus on the enforcement and treatment options available to reduce the illegal use of K2. Kaitlin Fink of Catholic Social Services sat on the committee that organized the summit, and she tells WHMI that the second session is intended for anyone who wants more information about K2 and what is being done to combat it, featuring speakers from government, medical, and nonprofit groups. Both sessions will discuss the next steps planned for the community to continue the fight against K2. The professional session will be held from 9:00am to 3:30pm on Thursday, August 9th. It will cost $25 to pre-register or $35 at the door. The community session will be held from 6:30 to 8:00pm that same night and will be completely free. Both sessions will take place at the Brighton Center for Recovery at 12851 Grand River in Brighton. (TD)

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