(Indianapolis, Ind.) - Several local counties and cities have taken action in recent months to ban synthetic marijuana, and now the Indiana Senate has passed a bill doing so.
Senate Bill 57 heads across the hall to the Indiana House following the 47-0 vote.
More than a dozen states have already banned the substance better known to teens and other users at Spice or K2. Town boards in Sunman and Versailles have been proactive by passing ordinances banning Spice, as well as the City of Batesville.
The substance’s packaging is labeled “Not for human consumption” allowing it to be sold, often in convenience stores.
The Senate bill illegalizes 19 cannabinoids – or chemical compounds – found in the “fake pot.” The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration had already banned the sale and possession of spice, but the Indiana bill would criminalize those offenses in the state.