JEFFERSON CITY | Missouri lawmakers banned a wider range of synthetic marijuana substances and the chemical compounds found in legal alternatives to drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine.
The measure bans sales of products like “K3” which mimic the effects of marijuana but are slightly different at a chemical level and therefore legal.
Lawmakers last year prohibited sale of the active ingredient in “K2,” which has been replaced in recent months with the various chemical variations under names like K3.
This year’s law also bars products marketed as “bath salts” and sold in convenience stores and head shops that are intended to be snorted or ingested for a high comparable to cocaine.
The measure was approved 143-13 in the House and now goes to the governor.