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GHB Test Strips Now Legal for Purchase in Kansas


TOPEKA, Kan. (KNS) – It is now legal to buy test strips in Kansas that can test whether a drink has been spiked with a date rape drug. The Kansas News Service reports that GHB test strips became legal on July 1.

The test strips used to be classified as drug paraphernalia. But Kansas lawmakers removed the criminal penalties earlier this year.

Jessa Farmer of the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence says the drugs are odorless and tasteless. But the test strips can detect the drugs. Farmer says legalizing the strips also raises the awareness of the proliferation of date rape drugs.