Synthetic Drugs

State News
6:05 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

'Charlotte's Web,' Synthetic Drug Ban Among Bills Gov. Scott Signed Monday

Credit MGN Online

Governor Rick Scott signed three more bills into law Monday. It includes a measure that bans six new additional synthetic drugs as part of Attorney General’s Pam Bondi’s war on synthetic drug abuse. Bondi’s spokeswoman Jenn Meale says it now makes it a third degree felony to possess or sell those substances.

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State News
6:17 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Juvenile Sentencing Bill Among Handful Of Measures Now Headed To House Floor

MGN Online

The House Judiciary Committee passed a handful of measures Thursday aimed at helping kids, all of which are now headed to the floor. They range from a bill hoping to address juvenile life sentencing to a bill toughening the penalties against teachers who step over the line with their students.

Stop Harassing Underage Teens Act

One of the first bills to pass unanimously is a measure called the “Stop Harassing Underage Teens Act,” authored by Lithia Republican Representative Jake Raburn.

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State News
6:03 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Bondi's Push To Ban New Synthetic Drugs Gains Traction In Florida Senate

Attorney General Pam Bondi talking to lawmakers Tuesday about banning 22 new synthetic substances.
Florida Channel

A bill banning newly identified synthetic substances used to make drugs, like bath salts, is gaining traction in the Florida Senate. Lawmakers took the matter up in the measure’s first Committee stop Tuesday.

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State News
2:18 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Flesh-eating "zombies" prompt closer look at "bath salts"

In this Oct. 10, 2011 file photo, a sign promoting zombie preparedness displays in a hardware store in Omaha, Neb. Several gory incidents have been reported around the country recently, spurring online talk of zombies.
Nati Harnik The Associated Press
State News
6:05 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Legislature to crack down on synthetic drugs

A bill to crack down on the sale of synthetic drugs is moving through the legislature. Regan McCarthy reports the measure would add a number of chemicals to the state’s list of “controlled substances.”

Last year lawmakers passed a measure to outlaw the sale of synthetic drugs like bath salts or spice, but a similar bill is up again this year. Lawmakers say that’s because the drug makers have changed the chemical formula for the drugs making them legal again. Now Senator Greg Evers, a Republican from Pensacola says his proposal will take them back off the shelves.

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