Jefferson City, Mo. – The Missouri Senate has given initial approval to a ban on a widely available and legal drug that users say mimics the effects of marijuana.
Tuesday's voice vote follows on the heels of the House, which approved a similar bill Monday.
The measure would ban synthetic compounds that are sprayed on dried herbs and flowers to give users a marijuana-like high. Possession of the compound would be a felony.
Both chambers rejected amendments that would have legalized medical marijuana in the state.