September 19, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada legislators are outlawing sometimes-deadly designer drugs called "bath salts."
The state legislative commission on Wednesday approved a ban that was passed last month by the Nevada Board of Pharmacy. It prohibits sale or possession of the substance.
Bath salts can cause heart palpitations, disorientation, extreme paranoia and violence. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the drugs are blamed for at least two deaths in Nevada.
The drugs are found in smoke shops under names such as Vanilla Sky, Purple Wave and White Lightning. Users typically snort or smoke the substance.
The regulation doesn't ban the kinds of bath salts added to tubs for their fragrance and cosmetic benefits.
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