Monson believes Cache and Logan councils close to banning Spice

Utah County passed an ordinance Tuesday banning Spice, a legal substance that is somewhat similar to marijuana. It appears both Logan City and Cache County could be passing similar ordinances before long.At a joint meeting of the city and county councils Tuesday, reports of the recent increasing use and abuse of the substance came from Logan Police Chief Gary Jensen, County Attorney James Swink, Logan Regional Hospital Emergency Room Doctor Ryan Stolworthy and Dr. Jim Davis, Director of the USU Health Clinic.Logan Municipal Council Chairman Jay Monson says he is convinced such an ordinance is needed.”They all reported that there’s an increase, a continuing increase, of this happening to students and to young people of all ages, and even to adults,” Monson says, “who are thinking it is something that is an aroma, something you can just smell, and is pleasant. But people are abusing that in all ways, including ingesting it.”Monson says it is obvious that Spice is dangerous. He says the issue will be on the agenda for next week’s council meeting.

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