H. R. 4205
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 19, 2012
Mr. Carson of Indiana (for himself, Mr. Rangel, Mr. Reyes, Ms. Waters, Mr. Kucinich, Mr. Watt, Mr. Michaud, Ms. Richardson, Ms. Norton, and Ms. Edwards) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
To amend the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 1998 to increase public awareness about the dangers of synthetic drugs through the national youth anti-drug media campaign.
This Act may be cited as the
Synthetics are Dangerous Act.
Increasing public awareness of dangers of synthetic drugs through national youth anti-drug media campaign
Section 709 of the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 1998 (21 U.S.C. 1708) is amended—
(a)(3), by inserting
and synthetic drug use after
drug use; and
by adding at the end the following new subsection:
For purposes of this section:
The term drug has the meaning given such term in section 702(3) and includes a synthetic drug.
The term synthetic drug means an artificially produced substance that, as determined by the Director, is an analog or derivative of a controlled substance (as defined in section 102(6) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802(6)), but is not itself a controlled substance.