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K2 ban approved in Wausau

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WAUSAU (WAOW) -- Wausau City Council members vote to ban the synthetic drug K2.

Several parents who attended Tuesday's meeting say the drug is a growing problem.

Cheryl Berg traveled from Augusta, advocating for a K2 ban. Berg says her son was hospitalized for three months because of the drug. Her mission now is educating leaders about the dangers.

"If you smoke one time you might not get the same effect as the next time because of it being unregulated," Berg says. "It's sprayed substance on tobacco leaves and dried flowers."

Berg says she tried to take her son to the hospital, but he thought she was kidnapping him. She says the drug is 10-100 times more potent than Marijuana and can cause users to become paranoid, hallucinate or experience seizures.

The ban will go into effect by the end of November.

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