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New Jersey Looks to Ban "Bath Salts"

by Associated Press
Drug Overdose Snorting Bath Salts
Andrew Stichbury, Flickr

New Jersey is considering banning synthetic stimulant drugs marketed as 'bath salts'.

New Jersey may soon add itself to a list of places that have banned a synthetic drug that can cause hallucinations, extreme paranoia and delusions.

The state Division of Consumer Affairs is expected to announce an order regarding the possession, sale and distribution of so-called "bath salts" at a news conference Thursday morning.

Authorities say bath salts can be snorted to mimic the effects of cocaine and methamphetamines. The compound can be purchased legally in most states.

Bath salts received increased attention in New Jersey after questions surfaced over whether a 22-year-old Cranford man accused of killing his girlfriend had used them.



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