Lawmakers could outlaw "spice" this year

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Lt. Governor Phil Bryant believes the state legislature will vote this year to outlaw a type of herbal incense that's being used by some as synthetic marijuana. Bryant says the substance known as "spice" or "K-2" is dangerous and should be made illegal.

It's sold legally in some areas of the state, but some city and county governments have already taken steps to ban it. Just last week, the City of Petal voted to outlaw the sale of "spice" inside the city limits.

Marion County Supervisors and Hattiesburg City Council members are also considering the same thing.

Bryant believes anti-spice legislation could be among the earliest issues taken up by the State Legislature when it convenes next January.

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