November 22, 2014
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed
an emergency regulation to outlaw the sometimes deadly designer
drugs known as bath salts.
The regulation approved earlier this month by a panel of state
lawmakers and the state Board of Pharmacy makes the drugs and
controlled substance and prohibits sale or possession.
Sandoval signed the measure on Wednesday.
Bath salts can cause heart palpitations, disorientation, extreme
paranoia and violence. Some deaths have also been reported.
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.