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Senate Approves "Bath Salts" Ban

The Senate today passed a bill that would make it illegal to make "bath salts," a drug that can have effects similar to cocaine or amphetamines and can be bought legally online or in smoke shops.

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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.

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