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Provo follows other cities in outlawing spice

Provo follows other cities in outlawing spice

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The city of Provo is outlawing spice and other substances that can simulate the effects of marijuana, about two months after Utah County voted to do the same.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the Municipal Council voted 5-1 Tuesday for the ban. Sterling Beck voted against it, saying he didn't want to outlaw common gardeners.

The ordinance is modeled partly on a measure in Ogden. It outlaws the possession, use and sale of 11 chemicals that simulate marijuana's effects, as well as substances chemically similar to marijuana's active ingredient, THC. Violators could be charged with a class B misdemeanor.

The measure also bans possession of paraphernalia that could be used to grow, process or smoke spice.

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