[imgl=white]http://www.drugs-forum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=17923&stc=1&d=1290009126[/imgl]Washington • Sen. Orrin Hatch is asking the Drug Enforcement Administration to make a popular marijuana substitute called “spice” a controlled substance after several states and Utah communities passed measures cracking down on the drug currently available over-the-counter.
Utah County and the Provo City Council recently moved to ban spice and more than two dozen states have labeled it a controlled substance.
The herbal and chemical substance mimics the effects of cannabis, although it is not illegal under federal law.
“Young adults and adolescents are turning to spice as a form of legalized marijuana,” Hatch wrote in a letter to acting DEA Administrator Michelle Leonhart. “I’m sad to report that this trend is growing to epidemic proportions in my home state of Utah.”
Hatch’s letter seeks to have the DEA use emergency powers to classify spice as a Schedule I substance, making it illegal to be sold.
Published Nov 11, 2010 07:58AM
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