SALT LAKE CITY -- The bill banning synthetic forms of cannabis smoked like marijuana, as well as bath salts used like cocaine, was sent back to the Senate for possible amendments.
Rep. Gage Froerer, R-Huntsville, sponsor of House Bill 23, said Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clinton, had met with the Controlled Substance Advisory Committee on Thursday and learned there may be two more synthetic forms of cannabis that are not listed in the bill.
"We want to make sure and make it as complete as possible and not open another bill file," Froerer said Friday.
The bill was on the House consent calendar for Friday, but was pulled.
By sending it back to the Senate, an amendment can be made and then the bill can be passed by the House.
Froerer sponsored the bill because of a smoke shop in Ogden last fall that had been selling synthetic forms of cannabis, also known as spice, to high school and elementary school-age students.
Ogden ended up banning the products following complaints from residents. But Froerer wanted to make it a uniform law across the state.