synthetic marijuana

4:50 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

House approves bill targeting synthetic drugs

The new legislation would add substances to the list of what the state considers to be synthetic marijuana.
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The Missouri House has approved new legislation taking aim at synthetic drugs.

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6:24 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Bill would expand the definition of synthetic marijuana

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  Missouri House members have given first-round approval to legislation taking aim at synthetic drugs.

The bill would add several specific substances to what is considered synthetic marijuana.

It was endorsed by a voice vote Tuesday and needs a second vote before moving to the Senate.

In recent years, Missouri has tried to keep pace with evolving synthetic drugs and twice has approved legislation targeting them. Sponsoring House member Shawn Rhoads says the current bill is needed to stay ahead in the effort.

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10:31 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Indictments Handed Down In Mid Mo. For Synthetic Marijuana Sales

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Originally published on Mon October 21, 2013 4:23 pm

Federal prosecutors are cracking down on businesses in mid Missouri that allegedly sold synthetic marijuana.

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4:54 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Indictments handed down in mid Mo. for synthetic marijuana sales

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Federal prosecutors have announced a broader crackdown on central Missouri businesses that allegedly sold synthetic marijuana.

The U.S. attorney's office said Friday that four businesses and nine people were indicted earlier this month on charges of conspiring to distribute products that often are labeled as "incense" but actually are intended to be used as a marijuana equivalent.

The indictments were not announced until Friday because of the previous partial federal government shutdown.

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