Three Years After Voting to Ban K-2, Dallas Councilman Sheffie Kadane Still Doesn't Know What It Is

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Sheffie Kadane, via Facebook
No one expects Dallas City Councilman Sheffie Kadane to be an expert on drug culture. He comes across as a staunch teetotaler, someone who associates marijuana with Reefer Madness-style hysteria, who would turn off The Wire in shocked disgust.

Yet his role as a municipal policymaker requires at least a glancing familiarity with what police are dealing with on the ground and how narcotics are impacting the lives of his constituents. He is, after all, the chair of the City Council's Public Safety Committee.

Kadane is trying. At a briefing this morning, he took note of DPD statistics showing that 236 kilograms of methamphetamine have been seized so far in 2013, declaring it the "biggie drug right now."

See also: An Irving Man's Disastrous Attempt to Cook K2 Burned Down His Apartment Complex. Now, His Neighbors Are Suing.

He also noticed sizeable seizures of K2, which was a new one to him.

"Tell me what K2 is," he told the DPD official giving the briefing. "It looks like that's coming on."

K2, the officer explained, is synthetic marijuana. It was banned by the City Council several years ago but has persisted in slightly altered forms and under different labels.

Kadane should know this. He was one of the 13 City Council members who voted to ban the substance back in 2010, and he took an active role in the debate, even if he was a bit out of his element.

"Now I want to ask: Did somebody mention you could spray this stuff on paraphrenalia?...It could be loose in a room and I could get the effects of it without ingesting it?" he wondered aloud when the Council discussed the matter in August 2010.

He was glad to learn that he wouldn't get high simply by walking into a shady convenience store but nevertheless declared synthetic marijuana a scourge that needs to be eliminated.

"I don't want it out there," he said. "I don't think it's good at all."

He still doesn't, at least as long as he can remember what it is.

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Lions_Love_Jokes
Lions_Love_Jokes

Aaaaand, another out of touch dipshit who has the authority to make policy. Go USA.

tdkisok
tdkisok

Sheffie is an out of touch old man who grew up in a huge house in Lakewood and never left the area.

kduble
kduble

At the time sensible people are discussing the merits of legalizing marijuana, here's some reactionary trying to outlaw the fake stuff!

bvckvs
bvckvs topcommenter

Of course he doesn't like K2.

His district is full of libertarian pot dealers.

Not that there's anything wrong with that - but K2 nearly put them out of business.

If the police hadn't stepped in and saved the pot dealers, the head shops would have taken ALL their business.



Daniel
Daniel

If ever you were going to dose someone unwittingly with LSD-25, this would be your man. 

ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul
ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul topcommenter

I will never again listen to, or believe, the charge that a city councilcritter candidate is: "Not qualified for the position."

monstruss
monstruss

He may be senile, but even a broken clock is right twice a day; that shit is white trash poison.

James_the_P3
James_the_P3

It is intensely bizarre that neighborhoods as eclectic as those in District 9 would elect a man of such decidedly Fort Worth-ian sensibilities.

kayo
kayo

What does it say about his district that they elected this bozo?

everlastingphelps
everlastingphelps topcommenter

Memory loss is one of the signs of chronic marijuana use.

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

@kduble

K-2 =/= marijuana.


I can't get to mad at Sheffie for this, it's common sense. (Not that I believe that common sense is what led Sheffie to this position.)


Unlike marijuana, we really have no idea how these synthetic substances might affect the user and the cat-and-mouse game we are playing between law-enforcement and manufacturers make even that a sort of moving target.


Law of unintended consequences once again stymies drug warriors and makes things worse for everyone.

ginger4v
ginger4v

Wtf cares! He might have been part to banning it. He's not a drug expert!

Daniel
Daniel

@bvckvs We've seen you take wild guesses many times before, but rarely with such spectacular results.

tdkisok
tdkisok

@bvckvs


Yeah, a lot of Libertarian Pot Dealers are personal friends with Sheffie. I guess people can make this shit up.

bvckvs
bvckvs topcommenter

@everlastingphelps

Those studies were disproved.

The reality is that memory has always faded with age - pot or no pot.



oakclifftownie
oakclifftownie

So that's the problem ?Thank God I am not suffering from Dementia .. Butterflies

bvckvs
bvckvs topcommenter

@Daniel @bvckvs

It's always funny to me that something like HALF of Dallas smokes weed, that everybody knows it, and that so many half-wits don't see it - or at least, refuse to acknowledge it.




bvckvs
bvckvs topcommenter

@Daniel @bvckvs

It's not a guess.  It's an observation.
I used to drop in on the MS13 guys at their shop behind the Papa John's at Jupiter and Garland Rd..
They hated K2 for that very reason - loss of income.


One guy was telling me that he was selling ounces for $170 by the gram - but during the K2 era, he had to drop them down to just $70 for the whole ounce..


bvckvs
bvckvs topcommenter

@tdkisok @bvckvs

Not friends - but yeah, he's got a lot of connected guys in his crew.

He probably doesn't know it - because they don't wear jumpsuits and eat Cannoli - but they're there.

Everyone on the city council has at least one - whether they know it or not.


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