House approves suspension bills, delays vote on synthetic drug ban

The House on Wednesday evening quickly approved seven suspension bills by voice vote, after having debated them briefly on Monday.

Most of the bills related to land use, and none were controversial during Monday's debate.

The House also debated a bill that would ban a few dozen synthetic drugs that have effects similar to marijuana. Some Democrats objected to the bill by saying it would make medical research more difficult, and said the government already has the authority to ban dangerous substances.

A voice vote was objected to on the floor, which likely means a roll call vote will be needed Thursday. The bill is a suspension bill, which means a two-thirds vote will be needed for passage.

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