Last year Missouri representative Ward Franz (R - West Plains) successfully passed a measure into law that banned synthetic marijuana
, such as the kind marketed as K2
Now Franz is back with a new bill targeting a fresh crop of designer drugs that include new varieties of fake marijuana
as well as a synthetic cocaine often labeled as bath salts
After introducing HB641 last month
, Franz yesterday saw his bill perfected
to include the names of additional chemical compounds used to make the drugs. Possession of up to 35 grams of the substances would be a misdemeanor. Get busted with a tub full of bath salts and you'll likely face felony charges.
has a call out to Franz for more information about the bill and what he thinks the odds are for it becoming law. Back at ya when/if we hear from him.