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Kentucky Gov. stepping up the fight against synthetic drugs

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KENTUCKY (WFIE) -

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has stepped up the fight against synthetic drugs by signing emergency regulations banning newly identified forms of synthetic marijuana.  

"This measure lets us keep pace with backyard chemists who try to skirt the law by manipulating the formulas of dangerous substances," Gov. Beshear said.  "And it gives us the tools to respond to threats as soon as they are identified."

Beshear's action stems from passage of legislation this year that broadened the scope of banned substances to include entire classes of synthetic drugs, not just compounds.

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