SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah House approved a ban on the sale of a synthetic form of cannabis known as spice throughout the state.
The ban will also prohibit the possession or manufacture of the drug, which is usually sold as incense but provides a majijuana-like high if smoked.
Republican Rep. Gage Froerer of Huntsville says the primary reason he's proposing a ban is that getting high on spice is popular with teenagers. Spice also causes impaired driving but does not allow for a driving under the influence charge.
House Bill 23 passed with 69 votes in favor and three votes against it. It now moves to the Utah Senate for debate.