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Ingredients in hallucinogenic bath salts will be banned, Gov. Bobby Jindal declares

01/11/2011

Ingredients in hallucinogenic bath salts will be banned, Gov. Bobby Jindal declares Published: Thursday, January 06, 2011, 11:39 AM Updated: Thursday, January 06, 2011, 6:22 PM Bob Warren, The Times-Picayune By Bob Warren, The Times-Picayune

Gov. Bobby Jindal announced today an emergency rule that makes it illegal to sell, use, buy or manufacture the chemicals used in fake bath salts.

A pack of the product costs no more than $20, and some people inject or snort it to experience a euphoria similar to the one associated with the amphetamine known on the streets as "speed." However, the psychotic side effects it produces are unusually severe, St. Tammany Parish authorities said at a recent news conference to alert the community about the substance.

"This is an epidemic," Jindal said.

Read more: http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/01/some_ingredients_in_bath_salts.html




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