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Friday, March 6, 2009

Huffing Related Bill Fails to Make it Out of Committee in Washington

From KIRO TV in Seattle,Washington

A bill “that would make it a crime to sell nitrous oxide canisters, or whippets, to teenagers so they can get high” didn’t make it out of committee due to budget constraints. The bill “adds nitrous oxide to the states list of illegal inhalants (with exceptions for professionals like dentists)”

State representative Al Obrien drafted the bill after seeing a Team 7 hidden-camera investigation focused on the sale of crackers, cases of inhalants and balloons to 16-year-old students. The article notes that Washington state remains “one of the few states that refuse to regulate nitrous or “huffing” kits.”

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