NJ Assembly Panel Passes Ban On Bath Salts

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A ban on synthetic drugs known as “bath salts” is one step away from adoption by the New Jersey Legislature.

A bill passed a week ago by the state Senate was cleared by the Assembly Health Committee Thursday. It now needs to be approved by the full Assembly before being delivered to the governor to be signed into law.

The bill makes it a crime to possess or sell the chemicals used to make the drugs.

Marketed as bath salts or incense, they’re snorted by users and mimic the effects of cocaine and methamphetamine. They can cause health issues ranging from increased blood pressure and heart rate to hallucinations and suicidal thoughts.

In April, New Jersey’s attorney general classified the chemicals used to make the drugs as controlled dangerous substances.

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  • jim

    my daughter who is 28 has been addicted to these salts to our knowledge for at least 6 months. she can’t stop using and her co-dependent boyfriend is a prolific user also. there are no field tests available for these drugs. they have spent a week in a psych ward, and within two weeks were using again. serious psychosis! total denial about the addiction and now have moved to maryland where it is easily obtainable in stores.have been ordering them online for approx $200.00 every two weeks. Horrible! so distressed!

    • ashley

      That’s horrible. It’s amazing what people will do to get high. Hopefully, she will get help and dump her idiot boyfriend.

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    New Jersey’s attorney general classified the chemicals used to make the drugs as controlled dangerous substances.

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