Spice is not synthetic marijuana, but it is risky, says Rep. Mike Kopp, sponsor of HB 134 ban

This legislative session has already seen the arrival of proposals to tweak the state's medical marijuana regulations and establish THC driving limits. It's no surprise, then, that HB 134, sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp, has been described as a ban of synthetic marijuana. But while the measure refers to a substance known as Spice or K2 as "synthetic cannabinoids," Kopp feels the "synthetic marijuana" term is "a misnomer of the highest order."
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