November 24, 2014
The board voted Wednesday to add the compounds, called "synthetic cannabinoids," to the list. The chemicals have grown in popularity as synthetic drugs that give users highs much like marijuana and other illegal substances.
The board's decision allows the state to continue to prosecute 42-year-old Eric Srack, the owner of a store in Salina that sells JWH-081, a synthetic drug that mimics marijuana. He's charged with several felony counts.
JWH-081 was one of the four drugs added to the temporarily illegal list. The others are JWH-122, JWH-210 and AM-2201.
The Salina Journal reports that the board's action must be approved by the state Department of Administration and the Attorney General's Office.