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:
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,
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.
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-
possessio/. (last updated Aug 24 2010)
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
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)
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
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.