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DC Laws on Synthetic Drugs

The sale or possession of synthetic drugs is illegal in the District of Columbia. In July of 2015, Mayor Bowser signed emergency legislation to combat the use and sale of synthetic drugs throughout the city. The District of Columbia now offers a drug test that will produce positive results for the use of some synthetic drugs.

To read up on the latest news and legislation on synthetic drugs visit the news section of the website.

Alert IconSynthetic drugs are unpredictable. There are more than 200 varieties of synthetic marijuana, which is commonly called K2.