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March 18, 2014

Bill offers new idea at tackling synthetic drugs

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Attorney General Lori Swanson expressed her frustration with the situation in January testimony before a House panel. "It really became a game of Whac-A-Mole," Swanson said. "On and on it went, as the industry and the sellers tried to get ahead of the laws."

"This (new) language makes it crystal clear that the sort of products sold at places like Last Place on Earth in Duluth really are drugs as everyone knows they are," Cody Wiberg, who holds a doctorate in pharmacy and is the executive director of the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy in Minneapolis, said before the hearing.

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