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CS/HB 897 — Controlled Substances

by Criminal Justice Subcommittee and Rep. Ingram (CS/SB 1098 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)

This bill adds several synthetic cannabinoids to the controlled substances list in Schedule I of s. 893.03, F.S. This scheduling also applies to any material, compound, mixture, or preparation that contains any of the substances’ salts, isomers, and salts of isomers, if the existence of such salts, isomers, and salts of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation.

As a result of this scheduling, a person who possesses, purchases, delivers, sells, manufactures, or brings into this state any of these substances may be subject to criminal prosecution and punishment.

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

Vote: Senate 40-0; House 116-0