Bills before Nevada Legislature target fake pot, other drugs |

Bills before Nevada Legislature target fake pot, other drugs

CARSON CITY (AP) – Fake marijuana other substances used as illegal drugs are the target of two bills to be heard by a Nevada legislative committee.

SB224 would make so-called fake cocaine such as bath salts a controlled substance, imposing criminal penalties for illegal possession.

SB228 focuses on synthetic marijuana that has been marketed under such names as Spice and K2.

The term synthetic marijuana covers a group of chemicals that produce a high similar to that of marijuana. The substances, sprayed onto dried herbs, are sold in some stores and over the Internet, often as herbal incense products marked “not for human consumption.”

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee will hold hearings on the bills Tuesday.

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