ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A legislative committee formed to advance the
fight against synthetic drugs in Minnesota has met for the first time.
Chaired by Rep. Erik Simonson, a Duluth Democrat, the committee plans
to research solutions and submit a report to the Legislature when it
reconvenes in January.
Simonson says the report will include recommendations for new laws to
combat the sale of the substances as well as ideas about how the state
can help educate the public about the risks.
According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, he says the problem is not
limited to Duluth. His home city has been the center of the synthetic
drug debate in Minnesota because a head shop there is selling the
products despite complaints from city officials, residents and
Information in the following story is from: St. Paul Pioneer Press,