|April 29, 2011
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Attorney General Pam Bondi issued a statement today commending the Florida House of Representatives for unanimously passing House Bill 1039, sponsored by Representative Jimmy Patronis, that permanently bans MDPV, or “bath salts.” The bill will now go to the Florida Senate for final passage.
“I am truly grateful for Rep. Patronis and Speaker Cannon’s commitment to banning this dangerous drug,” said Attorney General Bondi. “Almost immediately after I took administrative action in January, poison control centers reported a dramatic drop in the number of overdoses on MDPV. The permanent removal of this destructive drug from the store shelves will continue that protection for Floridians.”