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Text of the Synthetics are Dangerous Act

This bill was introduced on March 19, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 19, 2012 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4205

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 19, 2012

(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

A BILL

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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Synthetics are Dangerous Act.

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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—

(1)

in subsection (a)(3), by inserting and synthetic drug use after illegal drug use; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(m)

Definitions

For purposes of this section:

(1)

Drug

The term drug has the meaning given such term in section 702(3) and includes a synthetic drug.

(2)

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.

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