Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation making synthetic marijuana illegal, according to a report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Synthetic marijuana contains marijuana-like chemical compounds combined with different forms of dried vegetation. The products have been sold in gas stations.
According to the AJC, the state banned the substance in 2010 but manufacturers tweaked the formula to get around the law. The bill Deal signed Tuesday was designed to close that loophole, the AJC reports.
The product is a schedule I drug under the law.
11 Alive News reports the bill was named Chase's Law in remembrance of a 16-year-old who passed away after smoking synthetic marijuana.
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