A new type of street drug known as "bath salts" has emerged onto
the scene recently forcing the drug enforcement agency (DEA) to act -
issuing a temporary ban on the chemicals used in their production.
According to the federal order, the chemicals used to make bath salts,
methedrone, MDPV, and methylone - are banned for at least one year.
After the year ban, studies will then determine if the chemicals should
be permanently banned.
The substance has been placed on the DEA's list of restrictive list,
a list that is reserved for substances with extremely high potential for
abuse and that do not have a currently accepted use for treatment.
These "baths salts" have been marketed with catchy names such
as "Ivory Wave", "Purple Wave", "Vanilla Sky"
The effects of the drug have been reported to cause impaired perception,
reduced motor skills, disorientation, extreme and violent emotional episodes,
with other known and unknown long term physical and physiological effects.
Bath salts, which are sometimes sold as "plant food", are growing
in popularity amongst teens and young adults. They are easy to access,
affordable and until recently, sold in tobacco shops, gas stations and
While the products are typically markets as "not for human consumption"
this warning has yet to deter teens and young adults rom "snorting"
Poison control centers, hospitals and police have been flooded with emergency
reports of users overdosing – in some cases these overdoses have
Now that the substance has become ban, those found operating a vehicle
while under the influence of "bath salts" would run the risk of being
charged with a DUI.
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