Fri April 29, 2011
Senate Approves "Bath Salts" Ban
Don’t trust the name “bath salts,” warned state Sen. Craig Estes, R-Wichita Falls.
“Bath salts has nothing to do with taking a bath and has nothing to do with salt,” Estes said. “Bath salts” are a drug that can have effects similar to cocaine or amphetamines and can be bought legally online or in smoke shops.
The Senate today passed a bill by Estes that he said would make it illegal to make bath salts. It adds six substances used to make "bath salts" to Penalty Group 2 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act.
The bill is one of a number of measures seeking to ban substances used to get high, like salvia and synthetic marijuana.