DULUTH - State Representative Erik Simonson from Duluth hopes the discussion on synthetic drugs will start dying down.
But he says it is still important to get the message out to the community.
Simonson was in attendance, as the Lake Superior Medical Society hosted a forum on the topic Monday night.
Police officers, attorneys, doctors and lawmakers discussed the issue and what can be done in the future weeks before a House committee will take up the issue.
"Our hope is to promote legislative and legal action to deal with it," Dr. David Sproat from St. Luke's said. "Because medically we can treat the end result of the problem, but we can't prevent it from happening."
"Typically this session coming up is a bonding session and it's a shorter session," Rep. Simonson said. "But with this project that we've got in front of us this will consume basically the entire interim."
Last Place on Earth owner Jim Carlson was also in the audience Monday tonight.
Rep. Simonson is the chair of the House Select Committee on Synthetic Drugs.
Their first meeting is on July 9.
Their goal is to draw up a plan and solution that will be presented to the entire legislature in February.