Are "bath salts" legal?

I don't see "bath salts" around gas stations and head shops anymore, are they still legal?

asked 14 Mar '12, 15:52

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The typical compounds found in "bath salts" are synthetic cathinones, MDPV (3,4-Methylenedioxypyrovalerone), Mephedrone, and Methylone, all psychoactive stimulants. Drugs sold as "bath salts" or "incense" were labeled "not for human consumption", even advertised as "plant food" or "bonsai food." "Bath salts" have been described as "super LSD", with similar effects to MDMA and Cocaine. Many people are pointing to "bath salts" as the cause for recent violence and zombie-like behavior by drug abusers.

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Designer Drugs

Bath salts were created with the intent of mimicking the effects of illegal drugs, while remaining a technically legal substance.


Synthetic Drugs

Bath salts are synthetic, psychoactive stimulants sold as "not for human consumption".

It's illegal, now. Just a year ago, "bath salts" were just another legal high.

In September 2011, the DEA authorized an emergency scheduling to temporarily control the synthetic cathinones MDPV, Mephedrone, and Methylone (the main ingredients typically found in drugs sold as "bath salts," "plant food," or "incense"), making the sale and possession of the substances illegal for at least a year. The DEA claims they need more time to research these psychoactive stimulants to see if more permanent scheduling is necessary.

You know that guy who ate someone's face off in Florida last month? Well, they are blaming bath salts for the zombie-like behavior, and as a reaction, Canada has also banned MDPV (3,4-Methylenedioxypyrovalerone).


answered 07 Jun '12, 15:30

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Many European countries banned these substances years ago...

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