You can still go into numerous smoke shops throughout SF and purchase ‘scent bags’ with the same potpourri in the sachets. As I understand, still the same stuff with a different description.
So what did the state legislature, or any legislature in the country accomplish by making it illegal? Not much. As I understand, from people who work in crime labs, they can just change a few ingredients and the (fake) purpose of the product and you usurp the law.
When is the justice system, law enforcement and legislators going to figure it out? Make naturally grown marijuana legal and you don’t have to worry about synthetic drugs. Heck, you don’t have to worry about billions of dollars a year going to Mexico, and you could tax the product at an almost 50% rate and turn our economy around.
OR, we can keep fighting these stupid little battles over synthetic drugs.