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OKLAHOMA CITY – Despite efforts by state legislators and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Narcotics, Oklahoma continues to see issues from synthetic marijuana products.

The products are often disguised as potpourri, allowing them to be sold out of convenience stores.

In the past, legislators have been able to outlaw some forms of the drugs.

However, state narcotics officers say the manufacturers simply change the formula and then put the products back in stores under a different name.

This year,  Rep. David Derby has authored legislation which would help stop the manufacturers from making the small changes.

His bill, if passed, would help those with the bureau of narcotics take more of the synthetic drugs off of the streets.