JEFFERSON CITY — The Senate has approved its version of a bill banning synthetic compounds thought to mimic the effects of marijuana.
The Senate passed the measure Thursday by a 33-0 vote.
The synthetic compounds, commonly known as K2, are applied to dried herbs and flowers and often sold as incense. The substance produces a marijuana-like high when smoked or inhaled.
The House passed its version of the bill Wednesday. Both chambers also approved making the ban effective as soon as the governor signs the bill. But the two chambers still must agree on the same version before the legislation can go to Gov. Jay Nixon.
A law banning the compounds in Kansas took effect Thursday.