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Legislators Use Variety of Approaches in 2016 to Combat New Synthetic Drugs

In the past year, federal and state policymakers have taken a number of steps to combat synthetic drugs, also known as “novel psychoactive substances (NPS),” according to Jonathan Woodruff, Senior Legislative Attorney at the National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws (NAMSDL). Legislators placed many substances into Schedule I of…

States’ Approach to Drugged Driving Varies Widely

As more states consider legalizing marijuana, legislators are grappling with how to deal with drugged driving. State laws on the issue vary widely, according to Jon Woodruff, Legislative Attorney with the National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws (NAMSDL). “All states have an ‘under the influence’ law, which generally says…