August 29, 2014

SB 12-116: Moving Cathinones Off Drug Schedules And Classifying As Controlled Substance

On January 31, 2012, Sen. Joyce Foster and Rep. J. Paul Brown introduced SB 12-116 – Concerning Penalties Associated with Cathinones, and, in Connection Therewith, Establishing a Misdemeanor Penalty for Possession of a Cathinone. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.

The bill defines cathinones and establishes criminal penalties for possession of cathinones and for distributing, manufacturing, dispensing, or selling cathinones. Any person or entity that sells a product that is labeled as a “bath salt” or any other trademark and contains any amount of a cathinone commits a deceptive trade practice and is subject to a civil penalty. On February 21, the Local Government Committee amended the bill and referred it to the Appropriations Committee; the bill is not listed on the Appropriations Committee calendar.

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