Colorado governor signs bill on bath salts

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DENVER (AP) — Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed a bill establishing criminal penalties for the illegal use of synthetic drugs known as bath salts.

Hickenlooper signed the bill Thursday.

Earlier this year, authorities said a 19-year-old Grand Junction man who was acting violently under the influence of a substance marketed as bath salts was strangled when his friends tried to subdue him. Friends took him to a hospital, where he died.

Congress is considering legislation to ban chemicals marketed as bath salts.

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Sam Relaford 2 years, 6 months ago

I am thinking that the manufacturers of this stuff and the places that sell them should all face criminal charges. Has anyone else seen the stories about those people who were on bath salts? This stuff is worse than heroin!

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George Robertson 2 years, 6 months ago

They should also hold the farmers of wheat, barley, potatoes, and corn criminally liable because alcohol is derived from those crops. People then consume that alcohol and commit crimes that they certainly shouldn't be held responsible for, it's all the farmers fault in the first place! The bar owner can already be held liable for the actions of one of their patrons, so yes the bath salts store owner should also go to jail!

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