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Bill would permanently ban ‘spice’

Rep. Rich Wills, R-Glenns Ferry, proposes legislation Tuesday to permanently ban
Rep. Rich Wills, R-Glenns Ferry, proposes legislation Tuesday to permanently ban "spice," a synthetic drug that mimics the effects of marijuana. The House Judiciary Committee, which Wills chairs, agreed unanimously to introduce the bill. (Betsy Russell)

The House Judiciary Committee voted unanimously this afternoon to introduce legislation to permanently ban the chemical components that make up "spice," a synthetic drug similar in effect to marijuana that previously was legal and sold in stores in Idaho. The Otter Administration earlier this year banned the chemicals through administrative rule, but that move would expire unless lawmakers act. "We need to eliminate 'spice' completely, and that's the objective," said Rep. Rich Wills, R-Glenns Ferry, who proposed the bill today.



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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