This is the K-2 "spice" bill.  But please note they add "Pregabalin" to Schedule V.  Need your review.  This bill is moving.


Summary of the Committee Version of the Bill

SPONSOR:  Bruns (Franz)
COMMITTEE ACTION:  Voted "do pass" by the Committee on Public
Safety by a vote of 12 to 0.
This substitute changes the laws regarding controlled substances.
In its main provisions, the substitute:
(1)  Adds the following to the list of Schedule I:
(a)  1-pentyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole, commonly known as K2;
(b)  dexanabinol,(6aS,10aS)-9-(hydroxymethyl)-6,6-dimethyl-
1-ol, commonly known as HU211;
(c)  5-MeO-DMT or 5-methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine, its isomers,
salts, and salts of isomers; and
(d)  Phenol, CP 47, 497 & homologues, or 2-[(1R,3S)-3-
hydroxycyclohexyl]-5-(2-methyloctan-2-yl)phenol), where side
chain n=5, and homologues where side chain n-4,6, or 7; and
(e)  1-butyl-3(1-naphthoyl)indole;
(2)  Adds the following to the list of Schedule II:
(a)  Amyl nitrite; and
(b)  Tapentadol;
(3)  Adds Fospropofol to the list of Schedule IV; and
(4)  Adds the following to the list of Schedule V:
(a)  Lacosamide; and
(b)  Pregabalin.
The substitute contains an emergency clause.
FISCAL NOTE:  No impact on state funds in FY 2011, FY 2012, and
FY 2013.
PROPONENTS:  Supporters say that K2 is becoming prolific on the
streets and in our schools.  K2 is an herbal compound that mimics
marijuana and can be 10 times stronger.  It is important that
this compound be designated as a controlled substance so law
enforcement can prevent an epidemic of dependency and the
criminal element associated with it.
Testifying for the bill were Representative Franz; and Penney
Rector, MCSA-School Administration Coalition.
OPPONENTS:  Those who oppose the bill say that no substance
should be criminalized without verifiable evidence that it causes
harm to an individual.
Testifying against the bill was American Civil Liberties Union of
Eastern Missouri.
OTHERS:  Others testifying on the bill say K2 is a synthetic
cannibinoid.  There are several different ingredients such as
HU-210 and JWH-018 that should be considered Schedule I
controlled substances.
Testifying on the bill were Ethan Ahern; and Department of Health
and Senior Services.

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