What is Pamela's Law?

Pamela's Law was signed last year in New Jersey, what is it all about?

asked 11 Jun '12, 14:45

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Drug Abuse

Emergency legislation may be enacted to help lessen the harmful effects of drug abuse and mis-use.


Synthetic Drugs

Piling evidence against the use of synthetic cathinones caused some state governments to consider more restrictive substance regulation.


Designer Drugs

Today's designer drugs, like "bath salts", Spice, and K2, are very dangerous and can cause permanent damage.

Pamela's Law permanently bans the sale and possession of the synthetic cathinone 3,4-Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) and its many derivatives and analogues in the state of New Jersey. The chemical cousins of MDPV that were also banned are Mephedrone (4-MMC), Methylone (MDMC), Methedrone (PMMC), Flephedrone (4-FMC), and 3-Fluoromethcathinone (3-FMC). It was named "Pamela's Law" after a 22-year old Rutgers student, Pamela Schmidt, who was murdered by her boyfriend who was said to have been under the influence of "bath salts", a set of designer drugs containing synthetic cathinones.


answered 24 Jun '12, 15:21

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