Within days of decriminalizing the real thing, Connecticut lawmakers are making possession of synthetic cannibal and legal saliva a crime.
In case you were unaware, on June 8th Connecticut passed SB1014, to decriminalize pot or as the bill puts it a “non-criminal violation”. This means anyone caught with under a half ounce of pot is subject to a ticket and fine similar to that of a speeding ticket. This is another big victory against the drug war, and the Connecticut legislature deserves praise.
Before this bill was even signed by the governor, however, the Connecticut Senate had started working on a bill that would criminalize possession of synthetic pot. Synthetic pot is made to simulate the effects of pot, but until March was not regulated by the government. In March, the Federal Government reclassified synthetic pot as a schedule 1 controlled substance. This is the same level of restriction placed on heroin, meth, and real pot. The bill to legalize pot was passed only after Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman stepped in to break the 18-18 tie. The bill to make synthetic pot illegal, on the other hand, passed 36-0. » Read more: Oh, the Irony! Connecticut Criminalizes Fake Pot.