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Gov. Otter Approves Idaho Synthetic Pot Ban

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho has become the latest state to outlaw a synthetic marijuana often called "Spice" and temporarily banned seven chemicals used to make the substance.

Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter approved the rule Friday, after giving retailers time to return or destroy the incense that some people smoke to get a marijuana-like high.

The Idaho Board of Pharmacy proposed the rule late last month. It puts the chemicals into the same category as heroin, cocaine and other illicit drugs. The governor's approval means stores can't sell the substance.

The ban would last until the next legislative session ends giving lawmakers a chance to decide whether they want to make a law permanently banning the substance.

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