DEA issues ban on synthetic marijuana chemicals

Not a lot of people see Broadway as a great investment in the best of times, let alone the last few years in this economy. If you did somehow find a way to make money, you’d be forgiven for just pocketing the cash. And there’s Micah Riggs, owner of the coffee Wonk and the subject of this week’s feature (“Buzz Factory”) taking the money he’s made from K2 and Syn incense and trying to build up Midtown by investing his own money in new businesses.

But it looks like Riggs, and at least half-a-dozen other Kansas City businesses, are going to lose a lot of sales very soon. The Drug Enforcement Administration has issued an emergency ban on five chemicals used to create the various strains of fake reefer.

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