FT. PIERCE, Fla. - Dylan Laird knows about the dangers of K2.
One of his friends smoked it and lost consciousness, which is why he's glad his store at U.S. 1 and Midway Road doesn't sell it.
Three teens came looking for the synthetic marijuana, also known by the name of Spice, Tuesday night.
"Do ya'll sell Spice?" they asked Laird. "I said, 'No, we don't sell Spice.'"
"I'm pretty glad because that's not the kind of business we want here anyway."
Plenty of convenience stores in St. Lucie County do sell K2. It is still legal in the state of Florida, though lawmakers are working right now to ban the susbtance.
Deputies from the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office went around the county Tuesday night, talking to store owners who sell K2.
"We're just kind of educating them and hoping that they will, out of goodwill, pull it off their shelves and not sell it anymore and hopefully that nobody will buy it and get hurt," says Deputy Shirley Lindstadt.
It's packaged as incense, but videos on the Internet show people experiencing highs after smoking K2.
Deputies say the synthetic weed can cause hallucinations, seizures and aggressive behavior.
Since the beginning of the school year, 13 St. Lucie County students have been transported to the hospital after smoking K2.
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