A variety of proposals which had failed to pass both the House and the Senate in the same form were tacked onto the huge bill House Republicans approved Wednesday. For the third time this year, the House voted to ban the use, distribution or sale of so-called “synethetic” marijuana, marketed under names like K2 incense and Spice.
Representative Tom Sands, a Republican from Wapello, says these are dangerous substances.
“The salvia and the bath salts and the K2 incense are hallucinogenic agents that (are) having a very, very, very serious effect on the mind-alteration of the people that use that,” Sands says. “There has been at least one death from the use of this in Iowa.”