Clear50° WeatherClear50° Weather

Brooksville bans possession, sale of synthetic marijuana

BROOKSVILLE — The Brooksville City Council gave the green light Monday on the second reading to an ordinance banning the possession, sale and distribution of synthetic drugs labeled as bath salts, incense and potpourri and marketed under labels such as K-2 and Spice.

The ordinance, which mirrors those passed recently by other municipalities, is designed to give police officers wider authority to control the sale of over-the-counter products known as "cannabinoids," which mimic the effects of marijuana.

Violators of the ordinance could face a civil penalty of up to $250 for a first-time offense and up to $500 for a second offense.

Brooksville bans possession, sale of synthetic marijuana 07/02/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:21pm]

© 2014 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...