Some retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers of spice cannabinoid products plan to file a lawsuit against the state over a bill that would make those products illegal. Governor Jay Nixon signed that bill this afternoon.
Kevin Bay is the owner of Bocomo Bay in Columbia and seller of products that fall under the new law, like Bocomo Dew. He says the suit claims the proposed law is vague and would not just ban his product, but also those like Tylenol, aspirins and shampoo.
The suit also disputes the bill’s fiscal note, which says it will have no impact on state funds. Bay says his industry generates hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue.
Bay says the suit will be filed tomorrow afternoon in Cole County Circuit Court, and an injunction will be sought against the new law. With the Governor’s signature, the bill would take effect August 28.