Not Your Mother's Bath Salts

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" and "Bliss."

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 convenience stores.

While the products are typically markets as "not for human consumption" this warning has yet to deter teens and young adults rom "snorting" the substance.

Poison control centers, hospitals and police have been flooded with emergency reports of users overdosing – in some cases these overdoses have become fatal.

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.

If you are facing charges in Reno or Lake Tahoe, contact Joey Gilbert Law to discuss your rights. Call (775) 574-4774 today for a free confidential consultation. Live receptionist 24/7. Se Habla Espanol.


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