On October 1, 2011 the Drug Enforcement Association issued an emergency ban on legal synthetic drugs known as "bath salts.”  The DEA describes the so-called "bath salts", which have nothing in common with products long-used in bathing, as a sort of imitation cocaine or LSD – a substance that while legal, has not been approved by the FDA for human consumption and has been linked to violent, sometimes deadly outbursts by users. It is illegal to possess and distribute these drugs.

Effective January 1, 2013, Massachusetts has added these same synthetic drugs into the Class C schedule of Chapter 94C, § 31.

Resources for Additional Information About Bath Salts:

DEA Announces Ban on Bath Salts pdf format of    DEA Announces Ban on Bath Salts

MA Legislation Banning Bath Salts pdf format of    MA Legislation Banning Bath Salts

Bath Salt Fact Sheet pdf format of    Bath Salt Fact Sheet

Some Recent News Stories Concerning the Dangerous Drug:

Cannibalistic Attack Blamed on Bath Salts pdf format of    Cannibalistic Attack Blamed on Bath Salts

Bank Executive Admits to Using Bath Salts