AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – The Texas Senate has approved making the synthetic drug 25I-NBOMe a controlled substance, potentially banning it from being sold online and in places like convenience stores.READ MORE: SMU Researchers Help Develop Technology That Allows Cameras To See Around The Corner
Originally developed as a research tool for scientists, so-called “25I” has psychedelic effects that mimic LSD.
State Sen. Joan Huffman, the bill’s author, says 25I overdoses have killed or hospitalized teens in many parts of Texas.READ MORE: Dallas Sheriffs Ask Public For Help Finding Missing Seagoville Man
Tuesday’s 31-0 vote sends the measure to the House, where it’s likely to draw strong support. Huffman said a similar bill passed the Senate in 2013 but died in the House because of what she called “vindictive” opposition from a representative who opposed Huffman on another issue.
Also Tuesday, the Senate approved and sent to the House two bills to limit synthetic marijuana production, distribution and use.MORE NEWS: CDC: Public Health Authorities Investigating Additional Confirmed Case Of COVID-19 Omricron Variant
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