Minn Senate approves synthetic drugs bill

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Minn Senate approves synthetic drugs bill

April 29, 2014 Updated Apr 29, 2014 at 5:26 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) - A bill fighting to keep synthetic drugs off the streets of Minnesota got the approval of the Senate in a 49 to 9 vote on Tuesday.

The bill, authored by Senator Roger Reinert (DFL-Duluth) along with Representative Erik Simonson, curbs the sale of the deadly substance and educates teens and young adults about the dangers.

The lawmakers say the bill came in response to cities not having enough authority to stop retail shops, such as the Last Place on Earth, from selling synthetic drugs

The House unanimously approved the bill earlier this month.

Written by Kevin Jacobsen
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