July 12, 2012

Obama signs legislation banning synthetic drugs

Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2012

President Obama this week signed legislation that bans synthetic drugs and the chemicals in synthetic drugs, such as those used to make synthetic marijuana and “bath salts.”

More than 30 U.S. states have already banned various compounds in synthetic drugs, though the struggle for law enforcement is that new ones are continually being created.

According to The Partnership at Drugfree.org, Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota said in a statement: “In Minnesota and across the country, we are seeing more and more tragedies where synthetic drugs are taking lives and tearing apart families. Today’s action means that this critical legislation to give law enforcement the tools they need to crack down on synthetic drugs is finally the law of the land.” Senator Klobuchar co-sponsored bills banning synthetic drugs, which were included in an amendment to the FDA’s Safety and Innovation Act.

Click here to read the full story at The Partnership at Drugfree.org.

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