Lawmakers want to add fake pot to banned substance list

Lawmakers want to add fake pot to banned substance list

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A Senate committee has taken steps to snuff out two more versions of synthetic marijuana.

The Senate Judiciary and Rules Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to add the drugs - known on the street as "spice" - to the state's list of banned substances.

The new formulas have recently been identified by the state forensics lab.

In 2010, Idaho legislators outlawed a variety of chemicals that mimic the effects of cannabis and new products that contain organic leaves coated with those chemicals that provide a marijuana-like high when smoked.

The crackdown also came amid increasing reports of bad health reactions to the products, including seizures and hallucinations.

The bill now moves to the Senate floor.