Legislature looks to outlaw more forms of synthetic marijuana

Legislature looks to outlaw more forms of synthetic marijuana

Legislature looks to outlaw more forms of synthetic marijuana

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on March 14, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Updated Thursday, Mar 14 at 9:45 AM

BOISE -- A Senate committee has taken steps to snuff out two more versions of synthetic marijuana.

The Senate Judiciary and Rules Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to add the drugs -- known on the street as "spice" -- to the state's list of banned substances.

The new formulas have recently been identified by the state forensics lab.

In 2010, Idaho legislators outlawed a variety of chemicals that mimic the effects of cannabis and new products that contain organic leaves coated with those chemicals that provide a marijuana-like high when smoked.

The crackdown also came amid increasing reports of bad health reactions to the products, including seizures and hallucinations.

The bill now moves to the Senate floor.

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