TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – The Florida House has signed off a bill which revises the state’s law on designer drugs commonly referred to as “bath salts.”

Law enforcement officers say the drugs, also known as K2 or Spice, have been sold at malls, head shops, and other retail outlets. It causes hallucinations, seizures, aggression, increased blood pressure and kidney failure.

Rep. Clay Ingram, a Pensacola Republican sponsored the revision because he said drug chemists changed the compound to get around a law enacted last year.

Ingram said the new version was on the streets about a month later. His bill also bans the new
formula. It passed unanimously on Wednesday and goes to the Senate, where a similar measure (SB 1502) has cleared two committees but has two more to go.

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