Bear River Board of Health unanimously passes Spice ordinance

The Bear River Board of Health has unanimously approved a resolution banning Spice in Cache, Box Elder and Rich Counties. The board held a public hearing Tuesday afternoon about the substance that has been used as an alternative to marijuana. Several cities and other government organizations throughout Utah have recently passed similar ordinances banning the use and sell of synthetic cannabinoids, including Cache County, Utah County, Ogden, Logan and Providence. According to the resolution passed Tuesday, it is unlawful for any person to knowingly and intentionally produce, manufacture, dispense synthetic cannabinoids. Any person found guilty of violating the provisions of the regulation can be found guilty of a class B misdemeanor. The resolution also allows room for pending legislation from the Utah State Legislature, that if something is enacted on the state level the provisions of this ordinance that are covered by the state statute will no longer be deemed effective. Regulation of this ordinance will go into effect 15 days after its passage.

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