To The Daily Sun,
I recently became aware of disturbing information related to the consumption of incense/spice. Sold under the names of K2, fake weed, Yucatan Fire, Spice Gold and labeled "not for human consumption", the problem arises when it is consumed.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) had labeled the five active chemicals as controlled substances and therefore illegal to sell or possess but the manufacturers' then substitute other chemicals and continue to market them as harmless. They are not harmless.
I spoke to Officer McLaughlin of the Meredith PD. He tells me that they are not being sold in Meredith stores but are being sold in Lakeport and Franklin. My friend, whose child unfortunately consumed (smoked) incense, had a terrible reaction. That "spice" was purchased in Tilton. Another young man that I know of in Laconia has become addicted to smoking spice and has exhibited a detrimental change in personality (paranoid and hostile). He has lost his job.
If you go into a store where you see this product being offered for sale, please ask the store owner to remove it. If they decline, please consider telling them that you will shop at another store until they do remove it. This is something we can all do to make a difference.