Idaho lawmakers look to ban two new versions of "spice"
Lawmakers are looking to add two more versions of synthetic marijuana known as “spice” to the states list of banned substances. The products contain leaves with chemicals on them that provide a marijuana like high when smoked.
On Friday, the Senate Judiciary and Rules Committee voted unanimously to introduce legislation to ban the new versions of synthetic marijuana.
Idaho legislators first took steps to outlaw “spice” in 2010. The crackdown began after increasing reports of bad health reactions including- seizures, hallucinations, and dependency.
Elisha Figueroa from the Idaho Office of Drug Policy says the new legislation would simply update the states list.