Esme’s Blog: We Need Laws Against Designer Drugs

By Esme Murphy, WCCO-TV

This week in Blaine one young person died and 10 were hospitalized after taking the designer psychedelic drug 2C- E. According to investigators the young people bought the drug legally over the Internet.

Now lawmakers are scrambling to come up with state and federal legislation that would make this and other designer drugs illegal.

Anoka prosecutors are trying to go after the person who bought the drug by pursuing 3rd degree murder charges. But if the drug were illegal prosecution would certainly be easier.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who is sponsoring a bill to make synthetic marijuana illegal, is exploring adding 2-CE to her legislation. State lawmakers are also considering legislation. Our laws need to keep up with the blinding speed of drug dealers abilities to manufacture and profit from these deadly products.

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  • Chris K

    Now is the time to also have a grown up conversation about marijuana prohibition? How many people have ever died from cannabis? 0. What about alcohol, tobacco or these designer drugs? Countless.

  • Chris K

    When has legislating one’s morality ever worked? Who is winning the never ending war on drugs? Not the taxpayer. Cartels, Prison Unions, & Police Unions certainly benefit from prohibition but what about you and I? We all know how well alcohol prohibition went when will we take a different approach to substance abuse issues?

  • Tony Rozycki

    Good choice of topics Esme as the Barry Bonds perjury trial is just about to begin. (Forty years ago I’d have been more inclined to agree with Chirs K. than i am now.) Good work Amy & Esme. There seems to be no end of harmful new drug recipes & variations. Reminds me of the people who fall through thin ice on the lakes & rivers or eat poison berries & mushrooms.

  • Anonymous

    Wow if you take a massive overdose of 2c-e you will die? We better ban it! I guess they shouldn’t have sniffed over 100 MG when the suggested nasal dose is 10 MG. Let’s outlaw 2c-e because some idiot killed himself with it and others were hospitalized after taking an order of magnitude larger than the highest suggested dose.

    Go ahead and make 2c-e illegal. We will sell 2c-i. You will lose the drug war, or should I say the war on personal freedom. The dealers are so sophisticated they make the DEA seem like a bunch of idiots. Every designer drug that is made illegal we have a hundred others ready to release. Stop spewing propaganda. If used responsibly these drugs are safe. Why don’t you people say we should ban alcohol? If someone takes twenty shots of Vodka in a row they are going to die. If someone sniffs ten doses of 2c-e at once they are going to die. Stop punishing responsible people because of the poor choices of a few you brainwashed fascists!

  • Anonymous

    Deaths from 2c-e in the past thirty years: 1
    Deaths from alcohol in the past thirty years: Hm, I wonder

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