Herbal incense illegal

- Aug 16, 2010

The sale or possession of herbal incense — “synthetic cannabinoids” available locally that go by the names “K2,” “Voodoo,” “FIYA” and “Spice” — became illegal today.The law, HB 173, similar to new laws in other states, was authored by state Rep. Rickey Templet, R-Terrytown, sailed easily through the Louisiana Legislature and was signed by Gov. Bobby Jindal into Act 565 on June 25.According to the law, possession or intent to distribute herbal incense will be prosecuted in the same fashion as for the use and sale of marijuana — a Schedule I narcotic — which means a potential fine of $10,000 and five years imprisonment if convicted.