Benjamin Yount, Metro News
SPRINGFIELD, IL-(Effingham Radio)- Illinois lawmakers are looking to get tougher on synthetic marijuana.
The Illinois senate yesterday unanimously approved a plan to add synthetic cannabinoids to the state’s controlled substance act.
It’s been tough for lawmakers to regulate the fake pot in the past because it is a chemical compound that can be changed to skirt regulations.
This year’s move to get tough comes after a bad batch of synthetic marijuana sent more than 150 people to emergency rooms this spring with severe bleeding.