COLUMBUS, Ohio — Fentanyl test strips will be decriminalized under a bill passed by the Ohio House of Representatives on Wednesday with overwhelming bipartisan support, helping proponents prevent fatal overdoses and save lives I proceeded with the proposal that it would be useful for
Strips used to detect strong synthetic opioids Often found mixed with other drugswill no longer be classified as illegal drug paraphernalia under this measure.
Rep. Christine Boggs of Columbus, a Democrat sponsor, called it an “important step.” She said comprehensive medication is the best way to combat the opioid crisis, but strips can help prevent fentanyl overdoses.
In previous supporter testimony, Kelsey Schmoor of the Ohio Pharmacists Association said the bill would not only provide a way to “meet people where they are” when it comes to fighting drug addiction, but it would also help to reduce harm. said it would pave the way forward for evidence-based strategies for
Currently, no one has testified against this bill before the Senate.
https://www.10tv.com/article/news/local/ohio/ohio-passes-bill-decriminalize-fentanyl-test-strips/530-cbdbf647-b8bd-473c-bc60-41c6619462df Ohio House Passes Bill to Decriminalize Fentanyl Test Strips