Miller-Synthetic Drugs

A legislative committee voted unanimously Wednesday to toughen Minnesota laws governing so-called synthetic drugs.

The substances sold over the counter are sometimes labeled as "bath salts" or "synthetic marijuana.

Republican State Senator Jeremy Miller of Winona says the bill gives the state Pharmacy Board more authority to combat their spread.

Miller says it will strengthen a 2011 law against selling the synthetic drugs and and regulates businesses that sell the drugs.

The House unanimously passed their version last month. Miller says the two bodies will meet in conference committee to try and reach a compromise bill to present to Governor Dayton.

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