Lawmakers Move Towards Synthetic Pot Ban

Associated Press

Lawmakers took another step toward banning synthetic cannabinoids on Friday by sending a modified version of the ban out of the Alaska Senate Judiciary Committee.

The forwarded bill was changed so that a person could be charged with a felony for possessing 12 grams or more of the marijuana-like substance, and with a misdemeanor for possessing less than that amount.

It also specifies that the substance is illegal only if sprayed on an organic material.

House Bill 7 will now be considered by the Finance committee.

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