NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A representative of a bodegas association said Monday that merchants who sell K2, or synthetic marijuana, in their stores should be shut down.
Last week, law enforcement officials said they found 70 bodegas and delis selling K2. Now, the Bodega Owners Association said 1,700 bodegas in the Bronx have pledged not to sell K2.
The drug is also known as synthetic marijuana, but has unpredictable and dangerous side effects.
Ramon Murphy represents bodegas, said draconian action is the best option if a bodega is caught selling K2.
“They have to close the store, because giving a fine, that’s nothing,” he said.