Bill Would Stop Synthetic Marijuana Producers

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By Lisa Blackwell

Two State Senators create legislation to combat the producers of synthetic marijuana.

Products like "Spice" and "K2" are sold as potpourri or incense, but produce a marijuana-like high when consumed.

They're illegal in Alabama, but some states have seen producers change their chemical formula to avoid laws banning specific substances.

The bills from Senators Arthur Orr, a Republican, and Marc Keahey, a Democrat, would outlaw any substance that has psychoactive effects similar to marijuana.

Governor Robert Bentley issued an executive order last year to remove these products from shelves.

Orr says his bill would stop companies from creating any new types of synthetic marijuana.

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