Maine bans additional synthetic hallucinogens

On Monday, Maine Governor Paul LePage signed a bill that bans additional synthetic hallucinogens related to bath salts. The bill was sponsored by Democratic Rep. Bobbi Beavers of South Berwick.

NNEPC Director Dr. Karen Simone talked to the Portland Daily Sun about the new law:

[I]n the world of poison prevention, the new law is likened to an arms race with manufacturers to ban an ever-varied assortment of toxic ingredients in the so-called “designer drug” market.

“It’s basically the market adjusting to the laws and then us trying to adapt to the market,” said Dr. Karen E. Simone, director of the Northern New England Poison Center based in Portland.

Read the full Portland Sun article or view the full text of the new law.

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