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Lubbock health board to study synthetic drug issue and possible ban

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

City officials are planning to ask the Lubbock Board of Health to study the possibility of a city-wide ban on synthetic drugs. A ban would make products like synthetic marijuana and bath salts illegal.

Council members will vote on the resolution Thursday. This action follows a public outcry from community members calling for a ban on these drugs.

Last week, citizens spoke about the dangers of synthetic drugs at a standing room only council meeting.

The following City Council resolution, set as an agenda item for the regular council meeting this Thursday, was recommended by District 1 Councilman Victor Hernandez:

"Consider a resolution directing the City of Lubbock Board of Health to study the availability, sale, recreational use, hazards, and possible criminalization of synthetic psychoactive designer drugs, including synthetic marijuana and bath salts, in the City of Lubbock, and report back findings and recommendations to the City Council."

KCBD NewsChannel 11 will be at Thursday's meeting and continue to follow this story. 

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