[Tallahassee, FL] A bill tweaking the law banning synthetic drugs like bath salts and K2-Spice to account for new chemical formulas was approved Monday by a House committee.
Florida’s Attorney General (FLAG) gave it a standing ovation.
“We must stay ahead of drug makers who are altering the chemical components of dangerous synthetic drugs to circumvent state law,” stated FLAG Pam Bondi. “I applaud Representative Ingram and the House Justice Appropriations Subcommittee for their commitment to the safety of Floridians by passing this bill today.”
The Legislature outlawed the synthetic drugs last year, but in the short time since then, new molecular formulas of the drugs have been developed.
State Rep. Clay Ingram (R-2/Pensacola) told the House Justice Appropriations Subcommittee on Monday that his Controlled Substances Bill (HB 1175) is needed to keep ahead of the drug makers and dealers. The bill passed unanimously and goes next to House Judiciary.
By: Mark Christopher/Sunshine Slate. Additional reporting by: The News Service of Florida
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