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CS/HB 697 — Controlled Substances

by Criminal Justice Subcommittee; and Rep. Ingram and others (CS/SB 780 by Criminal Justice Committee and Senator Bradley)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Criminal Justice Committee (CJ)

The bill adds four new synthetic cannabinoids and two new synthetic phenethylamines (hallucinogenic substances) to the list of Schedule I controlled substances. 

The bill also adds three chemical substances to the provision of the trafficking statute that punishes trafficking in phenethylamines. These chemical substances are currently Schedule I controlled substances that are most commonly found in the street drug “Molly.” 

The bill also amends the trafficking in phenethylamines provision to specify it applies to analogs or isomers of any listed phenethylamine.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect upon becoming law.

Vote: Senate 25-0; House 106-8