Proposed Ban on Bath Salts

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    N.J. lawmakers to introduce bill banning 'bath salts' powder | NJ.com

    Well, I have no idea if these salts have any useful purpose. However, I am once again disgusted with NJ lawmakers using a child death to get their names in the paper. The boyfriend was crazy. They don't even know if bath salts were involved.

    Is anyone familiar with this substance?
     
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    This is probably why:

    DEA Names "Bath Salts" a Drug of Concern<February 1, 2011

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    There's a new designer drug that's raising alarm with authorities around the country. It's referred to as "bath salts," but it's really a dangerous stimulant with effects akin to cocaine or meth.

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    CBS News Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton explained these substances are not about spas or baths.

    She explained, "The name sounds harmless. In reality, they are anything but harmless. These contain a designer or synthetic drug, mephedrone or MDPV. It's an amphetamine. They're marketed as bath salts and you can find them online or in stores under names like Zoom 2 or Aura. Our producer found them very easily in New York City. When she asked for them, she was told, 'Wow, they're flying off the shelves. It's a good thing you're getting these.'"
    Hill added, "One of our researchers was told these will get you really high."

    But what exactly do they do?

    Ashton said, "It's a central nervous system stimulant, so it will increase your blood pressure, increase your heart rate, can cause anything from chest pain, heart attack, stroke. Those are just the physical symptoms. Some psychological (symptoms include) delusions, paranoia, psychosis. They're highly addictive, very dangerous."

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    Hope this helps?
     
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    They've been putting cocaine in Calgon?

    I remember that ad, "Calgon....Take me away"

    I didn't know they were getting high.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing.
     
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    Ashton said, "It's a central nervous system stimulant, so it will increase your blood pressure, increase your heart rate, can cause anything from chest pain, heart attack, stroke. Those are just the physical symptoms. Some psychological (symptoms include) delusions, paranoia, psychosis. They're highly addictive, very dangerous."

    Ashton noted these substances have been reported to the Poison Control Centers by 33 states.

    "Part of the reason why this has gone undetected and under the radar up until now is because they're relatively new. And if you look it at the numbers in 2009, there were no reported cases to Poison Control Centers in this country. (In 2010,) that number jumped to 236. This year alone, we've ready surpassed that with 248 cases. And remember, that's just what's reported."

    Hill asked why there isn't more control on these substances.

    Ashton replied, "I guarantee you there will be. In fact the (Drug Enforcement Agency) DEA has already labeled these drugs a drug of concern. And there is legislation occurring right now to make them controlled substances. Again, these things take time. You just see those that time period, two years is 24 months, and for the DEA to start investigate a drug, they first need to hear reported cases, then they need to get their scientific medical communities, as well as legal ducks in a row, if you will, and that takes time. But this is by no mistake a dangerous substance and we probably will be hearing a lot more about it."

    DEA Names "Bath Salts" a Drug of Concern - The Early Show - CBS News
     
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    Yep. Same link I used.
     
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    How was the girl killed?

    They talk about the boys use bath salts, but neglect to mention how he killed the girl?

    Great journalism. Very informative.
     
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    Laws made on fresh graves are usually bad.
     
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    From what I can tell its a pretty bad drug.
     
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    Que the big government fascists.
    Unless the issue is a genocidal ideology named Islam. then oh it all good, its compatible with the constitution.
    Where is the assclown smilie?

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