Cache County conducting public hearing on Spice

A large number of participants in the First District Drug Court have tested positive for smoking “spice,” a legal, but potentially harmful substance that gives a high similar to marijuana. News of many drug court participants testing positive for smoking the substance comes on the heels of the Bear River Health Department obtaining the ability to conduct a test for spice for the first time.Now, the Cache County Council is considering an ordinance that would place restrictions on the manufacture, distribution, possession or use of the synthetic cannabinoids. A public hearing on the proposed ordinance will be held Tuesday, August 24 during a regular council meeting. The hearing starts at 6 p.m. while the meeting itself starts at 5 p.m. in the Historic Cache County Courthouse.

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