Sen. Jim Merritt wants synthetic drug penalties on par with cocaine and heroin offenses.
The Indiana Poison Center is seeing fewer overdoses on bath salts and spice since legislation restricting synthetic drugs passed in 2011.
Lawmakers approved a measure this session that makes it more difficult for convenience stores to sell synthetic drugs.
The Indiana Senate has passed a bill which would curtail sales of currently legal hallucinogens like a synthetic marijuana called “K2” or “Spice.”
Montgomery County and Crawfordsville are the two latest Hoosier communities to ban the sale and possession of synthetic marijuana known as K-2 or spice.