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Minn. Bill Would Make Synthetic Drugs Harder to Purchase

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The Minnesota House has unanimously approved a bill aimed at further curtailing the sale of synthetic drugs like bath salts or incense used to get people high. The bill would give a state board the power to stop retailers from selling the products out of brick in mortar shops across the state.


Here's how it would work. The Minnesota Board of Pharmacy could issue a cease and desist order to retailers carrying products that contained banned substances. It would also allow the board to ban the sale of any products that contain chemicals that produce the same effects as banned drugs. In the past law enforcement was responsible for monitoring the constantly changing chemicals in synthetic drugs and getting them out of stores. This would allow the Board of Pharmacy to stop the sales of products immediately.


If this bill becomes law Minnesota would be one of the first states with such inclusive cease and desist powers. Next up the state Senate will take a vote on the bill. If passed it could become law as soon as this summer. If you want to read the whole bill we've included a link below.





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