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Don Davis/Daily Globe Director Cody Wiberg of the Minnesota Pharmacy Board on Thursday tells reporters that his board will be able to declare newly developed synthetic drugs illegal within two or three months under a new law. He is from Red Wing.

Law expands illegal synthetic drugs

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ST. PAUL -- More synthetic drugs will be illegal under a law taking effect Wednesday, and a state agency will be able to act faster to make newly developed versions illegal.


Still, as makers of the so-called "designer drugs" continue to change chemical formulas to skirt the law, there will be lags between when a new drug is released and it is declared illegal.

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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.