Hibbing Passes Synthetic Drug Ordinance

By KBJR News 1

October 4, 2013 Updated Oct 4, 2013 at 6:17 PM CDT

Hibbing, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The city of Hibbing is stepping up in the fight against synthetic drugs.

Hibbing city councilors have passed their own ordinance, similar to Duluth, that requires businessses to get a license from the city in order to sell synthetics.

Hibbing currently does not have a shop that sells synthetic drugs, but City Attorney Dick Sellman says they are trying to stay ahead of the issue.

Under the new ordinance, synthetics cannot be sold to anyone under the age of 21. Synthetics shops also cannot be within 500 feet of parks, daycares or schools. Anyone selling the drugs also cannot be open between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.

The ordinance went into effect on October 1.

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