Utah legislators to consider 'spice' ban

Jan 25 2011 - 8:36am

SALT LAKE CITY -- Two legislative House committees are scheduled to consider tighter restrictions on the synthetic drug commonly known as spice.

A health committee agenda includes a hearing on Tuesday for House Bill 23, which would ban spice.

Republican Rep. Gage Froerer of Huntsville says the primary reason he's proposing the ban is getting high on spice is popular with teenagers. Spice also causes impaired driving but does not allow for a driving under the influence charge.

Also Tuesday, a law committee is scheduled for a hearing on House Bill 200.

Republican Rep. Johnny Anderson of Taylorsville says the bill would prohibit spice sales to anyone younger than 19.

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