Florida Senate - 2011                                    SM 1762
       By Senator Smith
       29-01217-11                                           20111762__
    1                           Senate Memorial                         
    2         A memorial to the Congress of the United States,
    3         urging Congress to ban the sale, distribution, and
    4         possession of methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDVP).
    6         WHEREAS, methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) is a
    7  psychoactive drug with stimulant properties and has no history
    8  of FDA-approved medical use, and
    9         WHEREAS, MDPV acts as a stimulant and has been reported to
   10  have amphetamine-like or cocaine-type effects, which include
   11  physical rapid heartbeat, vasoconstriction, sweating, euphoria,
   12  anxiety, agitation, perception of a diminished requirement for
   13  food and sleep, and increases in alertness, awareness,
   14  wakefulness, arousal, and blood pressure and
   15         WHEREAS, Florida’s Attorney General has issued an emergency
   16  order banning the sale of substances containing MDVP in the
   17  state for a limited period, and
   18         WHEREAS, federal action is needed to control MDVP and keep
   19  it from entering this state from elsewhere, NOW, THEREFORE,
   21  Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   23         That the Congress of the United States is urged to ban the
   24  sale, distribution, and possession of methylenedioxypyrovalerone
   25  (MDVP).
   26         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this memorial be
   27  dispatched to the President of the United States, to the
   28  President of the United States Senate, to the Speaker of the
   29  United States House of Representatives, and to each member of
   30  the Florida delegation to the United States Congress.