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CS/CS/HB 1175 — Controlled Substances

by Judiciary Committee; Criminal Justice Subcommittee; and Rep. Ingram and others (CS/CS/SB 1502 by Health Regulation Committee; Criminal Justice Committee; and Senator Evers)

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 lists a number of synthetic cannabinoids and synthetic stimulants (none of which have been previously scheduled) as Schedule I controlled substances. 

This bill also amends a reference to synthetic cannabinoids in s. 893.13(6)(b), F.S., to include reference to the synthetic cannabinoids scheduled by the bill. Section 893.13(6)(b), F.S., provides that simple possession of 3 grams or less of a referenced synthetic cannabinoid in a non-powdered form is a first degree misdemeanor.

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

Vote: Senate 40-0; House 116-0