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Cuomo passes law banning the sale of bath salts
Albany, N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a piece of legislation that would prevent the sale of bath salts connected to recent drug-related deaths.
The law, sponsored by Senator Joseph Griffo, would add compounds found in bath salts to New Yorks list of banned substances.
The law states that the compounds would be classified as Schedule I stimulant controlled substances. Anyone who sells, uses, or possesses the drugs could face criminal charges.
I applaud Governor Cuomo for signing this measure into law because these drugs are very dangerous and cause violence and death, Senator Griffo said. News reports today blame bath salt drugs for the recent deaths of as many as three people in New York City.
According to Senator Griffo, bath salts act similarly to methamphetamines. They allegedly stimulate the nervous system can cause heart attacks, seizures and permanent brain damage.