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New Legislation To Ban Synthetic Drugs


LANSING, MI (WTVB) - West Michigan lawmaker John Proos has some positive words for a new state law that makes it easier to ban new synthetic drugs.  A new one has surfaced called “Smiles” and while it hasn’t arrived in Michigan yet, it may be just a matter of time.

 Under the recently enacted legislation, the Department of Community Health and the Board of Pharmacy could immediately file emergency rules to ban supposedly dangerous designer drugs by listing them as controlled substances when such things pop up. State Senator Proos says that this expanded power works to protect the public health:

Under the old rules, it was harder for law enforcement to keep up when new designed drugs appeared on the market. If you see a store selling a new synthetic drug that might be illegal, you can go to michigan.gov/designerdrugs to find out more about your reporting options.