|Whatever is going in that individual's nose may be legal.|
A statement yesterday from State Senate President Steve Pierce proudly announced that the Senate passed a House bill against "bath salts" with a 28-0 vote, and it was sent straight to Governor Jan Brewer.
That's great, except for a bill touted as an effort to "keep dangerous synthetic drugs out of the hands of users," it doesn't do that.
"Bath salts," for those joining late, is a name given to any number of
synthetic drugs sold legally -- typically at your neighborhood head shop
-- that are meant to be a legal way to get a high similar to
The legislature previously identified 30 chemicals that could be used to make the "bath salts"-type mixtures, and dropped another eight substances on the bill it sent to the governor.
But the number of chemicals that can be used to make the mixtures commonly referred to as "bath salts" is "staggering," according to Thomas Wright III, a Boca Raton, Florida-based attorney who specializes in cases involving these substances. More »