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New Minnesota laws include way to fight synthetic drugs

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ST. PAUL — Synthetic drugs will be a bit easier to fight beginning today.

They can be handled much like other illegal drugs under one of dozens of Minnesota laws that will take effect today. The drug law classifies any substance that mocks an illegal drug as also being illegal, so synthetic drugs that sell under names such as K2 and Spice no longer should be sold.
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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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