Senator calls for bath salts ban due to hallucinogenic effects
So, you’ve been dissolving bath salts in your hot baths for a relaxing bathing experience?
It would appear that you are, in fact, doing it wrong, as calls to ban the substance because it can get you super-high are increasing rapidly. New York Senator Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, seems to have inadvertently induced teenagers everywhere to attempt snorting bath salts with his hyperbolic description:
“The so-called ‘bath salts’ are nothing more than deadly narcotics and they are being sold cheaply to all comers no questions asked, at store counters around the country…we want to nip this drug in the bud before it becomes an epidemic.”
Sen. Schumer says the bad bath salts, containing mephedrone and MDPV, are not the same as regular bath salts and are being covertly peddled on purpose to drug users over the internet as the relaxation aid or plant food. (Unlike the getting high off nutmeg phenomenon, as that substance has several legitimate, delicious uses.) The Drug Enforcement Administration is currently investigating the rogue bath salts, and say that in addition to a lavender-scented bath and softer skin, the substance can precipitate “an intense high, euphoria, extreme energy, hallucinations, insomnia and [easily provoked anger]” when snorted, smoked, injected or used with a vaporizer.