INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana retailers could lose their business licenses for
a year if they’re caught selling synthetic stimulants nicknamed “bath salts”
or others that mimic marijuana.
The Indiana House voted 94-0 Monday to approve adding that provision to a
bill aimed at broadening the state’s ban on synthetic drugs. The license
provision would apply in cases in which the owner or manager of a retail
outlet was convicted.
The bill would add several chemical compounds to a law that legislators
passed last year that bans marijuana-like drugs known as spice or K2. The
bill also specifies that related mixtures are illegal and gives the state
pharmacy board the authority to declare a substance is a synthetic drug.
Sponsors say such flexibility is needed to react to drug makers adjusting