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Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson tells a state House committee on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, that it is vital for the state to change laws to deal with synthetic drug problems. With her are Moorhead police Lt. Brad Penas and Lynn Habhegger of Carlton. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis

Minnesota lawmakers review 9 ways to reduce synthetic drug problems

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ST. PAUL – Minnesota legislators are ready to take another stab at curtailing the use of synthetic drugs.

A House committee established to study the problem issued nine recommendations Wednesday for the Legislature to consider when it begins its annual session Feb. 25. They range from giving the state Pharmacy Board more control over the ever-changing synthetic drug situation to ordering more education about the danger of products such as bath salts and synthetic marijuana.

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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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