Jones bill to get synthetic drugs off the shelves signed into law

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Jones bill to get synthetic drugs off the shelves signed into law

Lansing— State Sen. Rick Jones (right) and Jerry Narsh, Lake Orion chief of police,  joined Gov. Rick Snyder for a press conference as he signed Public Act 182 of 2012.

PA 182 allows the Department of Community Health director to contact the Michigan Board of Pharmacy if a substance is causing imminent danger. The board is then required to hold a public hearing within 10 days to determine if the substance should be listed as a controlled substance.

“Synthetic drugs are a growing epidemic with serious long-term negative effects and consequences,” said Jones, R-Grand Ledge. “This poison has already taken the lives of Michigan citizens. It must be taken off the shelves, and it needs to be done immediately.”

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