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Bill to create controlled substances advisory committee passes

By Lori Prichard | Posted - Feb. 9, 2010 at 2:46 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY -- Five days after a KSL 5 News investigation uncovered a type of synthetic marijuana being legally sold as "incense" in smoke shops and convenience stores, lawmakers have an opportunity to act.

House Bill 38 creates a committee that would advise lawmakers on substances like "spice" and "salvia," and whether they should be regulated.

The legislation, drafted back in November, overwhelmingly passed the House and Senate.

The Human Services Interim Committee is designed to advise lawmakers on what substances should be controlled.

The bill will go to the governor for his signature.

E-mail: lprichard@ksl.com

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