TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CBSMiami.com) – Governor Rick Scott signed HB 1039 Tuesday that bans the possession of “bath salts.”

“Bath salts” are a synthetic drug that has become increasingly common, according to law enforcement agencies.

A temporary ban has been in place for part of 2011 and Attorney General Pam Bondi said a ban has been working and will work.

“Since the temporary ban in January, which made the use and sale of a new synthetic drug known as “bath salts” illegal; we have seen a decrease in the number of reported medical emergencies related to this drug,” Bondi told the News Service of Florida.

The “bath salts” will now be added to the list of Schedule I controlled substances like cocaine and other drugs that serve no medical usage. Possession is now a third degree felony under the new law.

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Comments (7)
  1. Carol says:

    Finally someone in Florida woke up and smelled the roses because this stuff is killing children.

  2. Willie Colon says:

    Rick needs to go

  3. MS. LISA says:

    Rick should have never been voted in.GET RID OF THE JERK!!!!

  4. Phil Landers says:

    I like the wording “serves no medical use”. Like perscription pain killers / tranquilizers etc. are any less detrimental? Therefore the charges for posession are what? Less? Dare I say corporate gimmie? My daddy sure loved his Percocet. Right up until he coldnt get it anymore and started using HEROIN to calm that monkey down. Went from owning a car dealership and a relestate co. to broke and penniless on his mothers couch at 63! Like big pharmacutical companies dont know that their drugs are designed to hook you and keep their hands in your pocket.

  5. Lets see..No bath salts, No abortion unless women get scans, no gay marriage or child adoption, religious license plates, tax money for religious institutions, imposing the religious beliefs of religious nuts on everyone living in Floriduh, forced drug tests for unemployemnt benefits, talking away voting rights. Did I leave anything out? Our new logo, “Florida, the Hate State”

  6. buff says:

    bath salts —– come on !! if there are drugs in them — you would no it — this is nothing but an April fools joke

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