How Bad Are Bath Salts For You?

May 11th, 2011 by Clifford


Last year in Louisiana, bath salts were outlawed by an emergency order after the state’s poison center received more than 125 calls in the three months. The salts often contain mephedrone and methylenedioxypyrovalerone, also known as MDPV, and cause hallucinations, paranoia, rapid heart rates and suicidal thoughts. These bath salts are sold legally at convenience stores and on the Internet as bath salts and even plant foods. However, criminal justice investigations are finding they aren’t necessarily being used for the purposes on the label.

This month the Louisiana House will debate whether they should permanently make buying and selling bath salts illegal. The bill’s sponsor, state Rep. Ricky Templet, said the people selling the products are no better than drug dealers. “I buy bath salts for the house … but when was the last time you had to buy a straw to be able to use your bath salts or a pipe?” Templet asked.

Sold under a variety of names, including “Ivory Wave,” “Ocean,” “White Dove” and “Hurricane Charlie”; these salts appear at convenience stores and head shops across Louisiana. Templet’s legislation would put the ban into state law. Investigations by many criminal justice and Police professionals have provided information to push the bill forward. If these type of criminal justice investigations interest you go to and find criminal justice.

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