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Lawmakers Playing Catchup On Synthetic Drug Front

July 26th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

People are inventing so many new, legal ways to get high that lawmakers can't seem to keep up. Over the past two years, the U.S. has seen a surge in the use of synthetic drugs made of legal chemicals that mimic the effects of illegal stimulants- and it has been a growing problem in Allegany County. The drugs are often sold at independent stores in misleading packaging that suggests common household items like bath salt, plant food and potpourri.  But the substances inside are mind-altering drugs that have been linked to violent behavior. President Barack Obama signed a bill into law earlier this month that bans the sale, production and possession of more than two dozen of the most common bath salt drugs. But health professionals, including Allegany County health Officer Dr Sue Raver, say that there are so many different varieties that lawmakers are playing catch up…





One Response to “Lawmakers Playing Catchup On Synthetic Drug Front”

  1. August 12, 2012 at 5:36 am, steve swygert said:

    Please sign this petition to help ban the sale of bath salts and legal weed in our local community, the counties, and our state.

    You may also re-post this link on your facebook.

    Our collective actions will save lives.

    Thanks

    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/819/863/025/

    Reply

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