Synthetic Drug Crackdown Bill Passes Minn. House

Created: 04/09/2014 11:34 PM

A bill aimed at cracking down on synthetic drugs passed the Minnesota House of Representatives Wednesday.

The bill was crafted by the Select Committee on Controlled Substances and Synthetic Drugs, which is headed by Rep. Erik Simonson (DFL-Duluth). 

The legislation passed by a vote of 130-0.

It will broaden the definition of drug to substances that aren't approved for human consumption and have similar effects to drugs. 

It also gives the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy the power to stop retailers from selling these products.

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