New laws banning synthetic cannabinoids about to take effect

Earlier this year, Indiana House Democrats fled the statehouse for five weeks.

However, despite the time away, state legislators participating in the 2011 Indiana General Assembly were still able to get more than 230 bills signed into law by Governor Mitch Daniels.

The following is a brief breakdown of some of the new legislation which will go into effect July 1:

 

Synthetic cannabinoids

Both Senate Bill 57 and House Bill 1102 establish the definitions for “synthetic cannabinoid” and “Salvia,” along with making possessing, dealing in, manufacturing or delivering such substances the equivalent of similar actions with marijuana, hash oil or hashish, including the related penalties.

In November 2010, the Clay County Commissioners passed an ordinance banning the sale of synthetic marijuana, including “K2 incense” and “Spice,” within the county.

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