Synthetic Drug Ban to Be Reviewed By Council

The Bakersfield City Council will consider an ordinance that would ban the sale and possession of “spice,” “bath salts” and other synthetic drugs.

City Attorney Ginny Gennaro said a draft of the law was discussed Monday during a legislative and litigation committee meeting.

“The committee voted 3-0 to move the ordinance on to the council for consideration Wednesday night on first reading,” she said.

If the ordinance passes a second reading tentatively scheduled for July 22, Gennaro said it will take effect in August.

Taft was the first city to ban the chemicals after passing an ordinance in February.

– Anthony Pollreisz