County moving closer to restricting Spice

It looks like it won’t be long before an ordinance is passed that will have restrictions on the manufacture, distribution, possession or use of synthetic cannabinoids, more commonly known as SPICE.At Tuesday night’s Cache County Council meeting, Cache County Attorney James Swink told members of the county council that, unfortunately, Spice has hit Cache County heavily.”Detective (Mikelshan) Bartschi brought to my attention that there’d been over 200 spice emergency room visits alone, which is pretty remarkable,” Swink told the council. “I did talk with Doug Thompson, the public relations director at the hospital, and he did verify from the ER director, that is nearly as many as all other controlled substances and illicit substances combined.”There will be a public hearing on the proposed ordinance at the next council meeting August 24 at 6 p.m. Swink says this ordinance will cover only Cache County’s unincorporated area and he is hopeful Logan and other cities and towns in the county will pass similar ordinances.

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