The Justice Department is throwing its support behind bills from Sen. Amy Klobuchar that would ban synthetic drugs such as "bath salts," which the senator says are dangerous but still available over store counters.
Judge rejects Duluth head shop's lawsuit over ban on synthetic drugs
The Last Place on Earth in Duluth and two other synthetic drug retailers say they'll appeal the judge's decision. State lawmakers earlier this year passed a ban on synthetic drugs and their "analogs." The retailers argue the law is vague and incomprehensible to anyone besides experts. The judge who tossed out the suit says the retailers don't have enough evidence to back their claims.