Mana MP Kris Faafoi has called on local retailers to cease stocking and selling K2 and other synthetic cannabinoids.
"I have recently written to dairy owners and other retailers throughout the Mana electorate requesting that they cease stocking and selling K2 and other synthetic cannabinoids" said Kris Faafoi.
"I have spoken to local principals, police and community leaders and they have all told me the same thing, we need to get K2 and other synthetic cannabinoids out of our classrooms and off our streets".
With common occurring side-effects such as paranoia, vomiting, convulsions and psychosis action is needed to limit the possible harm.
"I urge locals to join with me in supporting responsible retailers who do not stock these products" said Kris Faafoi.
At present, a new substance can be sold until proved unsafe. The Psychoactive Substances Bill due to come into effect in August will mean importers will have to prove their products safe before they can be sold.