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2012 Synthetic Cannabinoids Pending Legislation

2012 Synthetic Cannabinoids ("K2" / "Spice") Pending Legislation

Posted November 28, 2012
 

At least 41 states and Puerto Rico have legislatively banned synthetic cannabinoids. Information on laws banning synthetic cannabinoids is available on our Synthetic Cannabinoids Enactments page. Additional information on classifications of these substances can be found on our Synthetic Cannabinoids Classes page. For other synthetic drug resources, please visit the Synthetic Drug Threats main page.
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D.C. B19-0575: To amend the District of Columbia Uniform Controlled Substances Act of 1981 to add synthetic cannabinoids, chemical stimulants often found in herbal-license products, to the list of controlled substances to monitor and control their use, prevent their misuse, and to protect the health and safety of District residents.

D.C. B19-0645: To amend the District of Columbia Uniform Controlled Substances Act of 1981 to add 2C-T-7, AMT, 5-MeO-DIPT, GHB, BZP, methcathinone, mephedrone, MDPV, fospropofol, khat, synthetic cannabinoids, and cathine to the schedules, to correct the spelling of “dronabinol” and to clarify that enhanced penalties apply to all controlled substances.

IL H 100: Amends the Cannabis Control Act; provides that a person who knowingly possesses not more than 28.35 grams of any substance containing cannabis is guilty of a petty offense and shall be fined $500 for a first offense, $750 for a second offense, and $1,000 for a third or subsequent offense; provides that the delivery of not more than 28.35 (rather than 10) grams of any substance containing cannabis without consideration is a casual delivery treated as a possession offense for purposes of penalties.

IL S 3582: Amends the Cannabis Control Act; provides for enhanced penalties for the unlawful delivery of cannabis in a public park, on the real property comprising a public park, or on a public way within 1,000 feet of the real property comprising a public park.

NJ A 2673 and S 1783: Prohibits manufacture, sale, or possession of synthetic marijuana.

NY A 10296: Prohibits sale of synthetic marijuana and provides defense for sale in certain circumstances.

NY A 7231: Prohibits sale or distribution of any product containing a synthetic cannabinoid; defines the chemical compounds which constitute a synthetic cannabinoid; imposes a civil penalty of not more than $500 for a violation thereof; creates defenses based on over the counter drugs approved by the federal food and drug administration or lack of knowledge that the product contained a synthetic cannabinoid.

NY A 7324: Prohibits the sale and distribution of synthetic cannabinoids.

NY S 1834: Prohibits sale or distribution of any product containing a synthetic cannabinoid; defines the chemical compounds which constitute a synthetic cannabinoid; imposes a civil penalty or not more than $500 for a violation thereof; creates defenses based on over the counter drugs approved by the FDA or lack of knowledge that the product contained a synthetic cannabinoid.

NY A 8913 and S 6717: Relates to defining the term synthetic cannabinoid and synthetic cannabinoid analog under the Public Health Law and Penal Law.

NY S 6694 and A 9781: Establishes a synthetic cannabinoid and substituted cathinone surrender program and relates to controlled substances.

OH S 57: Adds synthetic cannabinoids commonly known as K2 or Spice to the list of Schedule I controlled substances.

RI H 5066: Would add the hallucinogenic drugs Salvia Divinorum, Datura stramonium and synthetic cannabinoids to the Rhode Island Controlled Substances Act Schedule I; misuse may result in the requisite criminal penalties for abuse.

RI S 869: Would add the hallucinogenic drugs Salvia Divinorum (Salvinorin A or Divinorin A), Datura stramonium (gypsum weed or jimsom weed) and synthetic cannabinoids (synthetic marijuana) to the Rhode Island Controlled Substances Act Schedule I, the misuse of which may result in the requisite criminal penalties for abuse. The act would take effect upon passage.

RI H 7087: Would add the hallucinogenic drugs Salvia Divinorum (Salvinorin A or Divinorin A), Datura stramonium (gypsum weed or jimsom weed) and synthetic cannabinoids (synthetic marijuana) to the Rhode Island Controlled Substances Act Schedule I, the misuse of which may result in the requisite criminal penalties for abuse. The act would take effect upon passage.

RI H 7169 and S 2155: Adds synthetic cannabinoids to schedule I.

 

 

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