GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is hosting a roundtable discussion on synthetic drugs with U.S. Drug Control Policy Director Gil Kerlikowske.

The meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday at Golden Valley City Hall will focus on efforts to curb abuse of synthetic drugs.

Klobuchar introduced legislation in March after a Minnesota teenager died and 10 other young people were hospitalized due to overdoses of the synthetic hallucinogen 2C-E during a party in Blaine. Her bill would ban 2C-E and eight similar designer drugs.

Controlling these drugs has been difficult. They’re often marketed on the Internet as legal “research chemicals” and makers often tinker with the formulas to try to stay a step ahead of the law.

Klobuchar, a former prosecutor, sits on a crime subcommittee with jurisdiction over drug control policy.

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Comments (3)
  1. end prohibition says:

    Prohibition is a waste of time. Change the laws and this will disappear. Really, the Feds just said that marijuana is the same as heroin. That’s why this is a joke. Drug controller, hahahahahahahaha

  2. lolerskater says:

    This was bromo-dragonfly. Not 2-CE.

  3. Dave's Not Here says:

    Government entities are idiots. The sad and ironic part is the real and natural drugs are illegal, but safer than the manufactured chemical ones they are having the problems with.

    Hmmmmmmmm. Why is this not an obvious solution?

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