Lawmakers push to ban a new hallucinogenic drug

A bill would classify this new drug as a "Class B" substance

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BOSTON (WWLP) – The drug is so new that some police departments and hospitals don’t even know what it is. It comes in a colorful tissue or in a liquid form and police are helpless to control it.

The new drug, nicknamed “N-bomb” and “Smiles,” is gaining popularity among teenagers across the country. It’s similar to LSD and costs as little as 5-dollars a hit, and has proven to be very dangerous.

Teens can order it over the internet, and as of right now, it’s completely legal. On Tuesday, Concord State Representative Cory Atkins pushed a bill to classify this new drug as a “Class B” substance, giving law enforcement the ability to arrest people distributing or marketing this drug.

Erin Valentine testified before state lawmakers after her daughter ingested a similar drug called “25-I” and died a few weeks later due to organ failure. “None of it is controlled. I hope that it becomes much more tightly controlled, much harder for anybody to get their hands on and enforceable by severe criminal action.”

State Representative Atkins told 22News she’s confident the bill will pass by the end of the year.

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