Previously, we have discussed legal developments surrounding the use of bath salts that are designed to mimic the intoxicating effects of illegal drugs. Some jurisdictions have already banned these substances and Pennsylvania state authorities are considering a similar ban. Recently, using these bath salts led to criminal charges being filed against a Pennsylvania couple.
In November, we wrote that the Drug Enforcement Administration used its emergency powers to ban five chemicals used in synthetic marijuana products labeled as incense. Now with possession of certain types of incense illegal, it appears that lawmakers and regulators are focusing on bath salts.