MOUNT VERNON — House Bill 64, which would place Spice, a substance coated with synthetic marijuana, on the Schedule 1 controlled substance list, passed the Ohio House on Wednesday by a vote of 95 to 1.
According to 90th District Rep. Margaret Ann Ruhl, who jointly sponsored the bill with 83rd District Rep. David E. Burke, the only negative vote for the bill came from a representative who thought passage would send more people to prisons when the state is making efforts to do the opposite.
After reading the articles on Spice published in Wednesday’s edition of the News, a reader called to share his experience with the substance as well as his concerns with health and well-being of teens who are using it.
“I only tried it once and it will never pass these lips again,” he said. “To compare it to weed is a travesty.”