President Obama signs new law banning bath salts
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UNITED STATES -- President Obama signed off on a new law banning the production and sale of bath salts nationwide on Monday.
Senator Charles Schumer applauded the president's swift action in signing the legislation, which he authored. Schumer calls it the nail in the coffin of the drug that was at one time legally sold in smoke shops and convenience stores.
Bath salts and synthetic marijuana are the target of the new ban. Bath salts are known to produce hallucinations, extreme paranoia and irrational and violent behavior in its users.
Schumer says the law also closes any loop holes for drug makers.
A broad range of chemical compounds, 31 in all, used in the production of bath salts and synthetic marijuana were also made illegal in the legislation.