State Bills: K2/Spice/Salvia Ban STATE STATUS NOTES Arkansas Temporary Ban 7/2/10: Banned for 120 days by Board of Health or until new rule is made by Board of Arkansas has passed a rule banning synthetic cannabinoid products. See State health Health, signed by officials adopt emergency rule banning K2 and Rules Pertaining to Synthetic Marijuana Governor Products. (last updated July 23 2010) Alabama HB 697: 4/22/2010 passed, enrolled, enaction date 7/1/10: Illegal to possess (1) HU-210, ILLEGAL (2) JWH-018, (3) JWH-073, and (4) salvia divinorum or salvinorumA. A violation of Enaction date: shall be subject to the same penalties as a violation of Sections 13A-12-213 and 7/1/2010 13A-12-214, Code of Alabama 1975. Georgia HB1309: 5/24/10: Governor signed, effective date. Adds synthetic cannabinoids/synthetic ILLEGAL marijuana/K2 to the Schedule I controlled substance list. Hawaii Temporary Ban 7/6/10: through Department of Public Safety Illinois HB 4578: 7/26/10: Legislation Passed. Amends the Illinois Controlled Substances Act; Legislation Includes in the list of Schedule I controlled substances 1-pentyl-3-(1- Passed, naphthoyl)indole, commonly known as K2. Enaction Date: In July 2010, Illinois passed a law banning synthetic cannabinoid products which takes effect 1/1/2011 Jan 1, 2011. The law lists JWH-018 and JWH-073. See http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=096-1285. (last updated Aug 17, 2010) Indiana Considering Iowa Temporary Ban 7/21/10 Board of Pharmacy created a temporary ban on K2, adding it to Schedule I by Board of of Controlled Substance List. The action requires the state legislature to approve a Pharmacy ban on K2 within 60 days of convening next session. Kansas HB 2411: 3/10/10: PASSED. Bans designer cannabinoids JWH-018, JWH-073, HU-210 along ILLEGAL with stimulant BZP and TFMPP. Adds to controlled substance list. Kentucky HB 265: 4/13/10: Signed by Governor, effective date. Bans synthetic marijuana, making it a ILLEGAL class A misdemeanor to manufacture or traffic. Louisiana HB 173: 6/15/10: Passed and enrolled, Sent to Governor for executive approval. Legislation Creates the crime of the unlawful production, manufacturing, distribution, or Passed, possession of prohibited plants and adds hallucinogenic substances to Schedule I. Enaction date: 8/15/10 Michigan HB 6038 tied to 6/16/09: Judiciary Committee review HB6226: House Bill 6038 would make any substance that mimics the effects of marijuana, Legislation such as an herbal substance known as K2, a Schedule 1 drug. House Bill 6226 would prohibit the use or possession of such synthetic cannabinoids and make a Proposed violation a misdemeanor Missouri HB 1472: 5/25/10: sent to Governor, signed Legislation This bill changes the laws regarding the designation of controlled substances. Passed Missouri has outlawed spice products containing synthetic cannabinoids taking Enaction date: effect on August 28, 2010. According to one news story, "possession of 35 grams 8/26/2010 or less of K2 will be a Class A misdemeanor, and possession of more than 35 grams will be a Class C felony. The new law carries penalties that will be identical to those for possession of marijuana." See http://www.globe- democrat.com/news/2010/jul/06/missouri-fifth-state-criminalize-sale-or- possessio/. (last updated Aug 24 2010) Mississippi Passed Legislation in September Nebraska Considering State is considering a ban on Spice-type products. See KETV Omaha (July 13, 2010). (last updated July 16 2010) New Jersey Considering New York Bill A10439A: 4/21/10 amended and recommitted to health. Legislation This bill will ban four chemical compounds that mimic the effects of illegal drugs Proposed including marijuana and ecstasy. An act to amend the public health law, in relation to adding four new compounds to the controlled substances schedule of hallucinogenic substances North Title 61: 2/25/10: The North Dakota Board of Pharmacy issued an emergency order Dakota ILLEGAL banning the substance. That emergency order was made permanent at an April meeting. (title 61) Ohio Considering Tennessee SB2982, HB2968: 5/26/10: The governor signed bills (SB2982 and HB2968) As enacted, creates Class Legislation A misdemeanor for production, manufacture, distribution, possession, or Passed possession with intent to produce, manufacture, or distribute the synthetic Enaction date: cannabinoids JWH-018, JWH-073, HU-210, and HU-211 7/1/2010 Utah Legislation 3/26/10: HB 38 Signed by Governor Proposed This bill modifies provisions regarding controlled substances by creating a committee to advise the Legislature on the scheduling of substances.
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