By Easton L
Bath Salts, a synthetic drug, is the latest in a series of Dangerous New High for young people in the US.
“Ivory Wave,” “Purple Wave,” Vanilla Sky,” and “Bliss” — all are among the many street names given to disguise the drug which has sparked thousands of calls to poison centers across the U.S. over the last year.
Citing an “imminent threat to public safety,” the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) made illegal the possession and sale of three of the chemicals commonly used to make bath salts — the synthetic stimulants mephedrone, MDPV, and methylone. The ban, issued in October 2011, is effective for at least a year. During that time, the agency will decide whether a permanent ban is warranted.
Here in Florida, hoping to fend off a rash of overdoses in Florida during the upcoming spring break etc, Attorney General Pam Bondi has outlawed the synthetic drug cocktail masquerading as “bath salts” that apparently gives users super-human strength and has similar effects to LSD, heroin and cocaine.