House Clamps Down On Bath Salts, Other Synthetic Drugs

Law360, New York (December 8, 2011, 5:38 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to ban the sale of substances marketed as bath salts and plant food that have been identified as substitutes for cocaine and other drugs but are legally sold in most states.

House lawmakers passed H.R. 1254, the Synthetic Drug Control Act, with a 317-98 vote, sending the measure to the U.S. Senate for approval. The bill seeks to extend a ban already in place in New York, North Dakota, Florida and Louisiana to the rest of the country....
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