WASHINGTON, DC - A bill federally banning synthetic drugs is on its way to the President.
Tuesday the Senate passed Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar's provisions in the bill outlawing harmful synthetic substances.
Senator Klobuchar says it was something she worked passionately on after a Minnesota teen died from taking synthetic drugs.
Her provision in the bill focused on banning a substance called 2C–E.
"It was very important to get that on the permanent list because it will allow local police chiefs and sheriffs and prosecutors to say you know what this isn't just something you can buy on the internet that has a bunch of letters and numbers. This is federally illegal. You can be prosecuted for buying it and for using it," said Senator Klobuchar.
Senators Klobuchar, Grassley, and Schumer were leaders in the Senate's efforts to federally ban synthetic drugs.