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AG Balderas Joins Coalition Of 56 Attorneys General In Calling For Fentanyl To Remain Schedule I Drug

Attorney General Hector Balderas

From the Office of the Attorney General:

SANTA FE –- Attorney General Hector Balderas today joined a bipartisan coalition of 56 attorneys general from every state, territory, and the District of Columbia in calling for Congress to permanently classify fentanyl-related substances as Schedule I drugs.

Schedule I drugs are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.

“The opioid epidemic has ravaged our communities and torn apart New Mexican families, so public officials must use every tool we can to prevent dangerous