PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV)- After a surge of interest a few years ago, the once trendy drug, K2 has made a comeback according to Pine Bluff Police.
Synthetic marijuana, also known as K2, is illegal in Arkansas, but Pine Bluff Police Officer Richard Wegner says that isn't stopping people from using it and it is continuing to cause problems.
"One or more cases a day. Sometimes there will be almost like an explosion of it. Almost like several people got it all at once and we'll see a rush."
Wegner says the name of the drug is misleading, often referred to as fake pot, but says that's where the similarities end.
"Synthetic marijuana is absolutely nothing like regular marijuana. It has very violent side effects."
That's one of the scariest things about synthetic marijuana, or K2, according to Wegner.