PENNSYLVANIA (WHTM) — The Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee has unanimously approved a bill to legalize the possession of fentanyl test strips.
Supporters say the strips can help prevent overdoses when people aren’t aware that other drugs — or even drinks at a bar — may have been laced with the powerful opioid. A spokesperson for the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Network says any win is a success for those who have been working tirelessly over the last year to have their voices heard.
The bill now heads to the full Senate for a vote, and if it passes there, it will head to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk.