Police, Lawmakers Seek Ban On 'Bath Salts' Used For Legal High | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News

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A growing number of central Ohioans are ingesting chemicals sold as bath salts to get a legal high and law enforcement officials are urging lawmakers to take action. Full Story
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Mike

Columbus, OH

#1 Jan 31, 2011
We got too many laws as it is....NO MORE LAWS....You can get high off of nutmeg...you can't ban everything that gets you high..,Let people use their own judgement.
Momma

Canal Winchester, OH

#2 Jan 31, 2011
I'm with Mike! First, no OTC cough medicine without signing your life away, and now bath salts?what next??

“Cats rule.”

Since: Dec 09

Chardon Ohio.

#3 Jan 31, 2011
Mike wrote:
We got too many laws as it is....NO MORE LAWS....You can get high off of nutmeg...you can't ban everything that gets you high..,Let people use their own judgement.
I agree.Next thing you know,they will have lemon pledge behind the counter.These kids are getting high on anything that says"do not inhale"They have no idea what they are doing to their brains.
Mary

United States

#4 Jan 31, 2011
Wondered when it would hit the news. Here in southern Ohio where people are known as "pillbillies" they are injecting it. Come on people enjoy nature. Get high on life.
Tammy

Plain City, OH

#5 Jan 31, 2011
First off it looks like this "Rocket Fuel" is packaged with intent to distribute like a drug not a bath salt. Who has ever purchased bath salt: 1. in a gas station, 2. by the gram 3. called Rocket Fuel.

I think it is time that they start cracking down on these companies who are selling this stuff with the intent to distribute drugs.
Interesting

Columbus, OH

#6 Jan 31, 2011
@the first three comments: For the love of God no one is trying to infringe upon your right to buy bath salts. They are just targeting a specific chemical that's labeled as such.

And the stuff some idiots will put in their bodies...why would you want to lose that much control of your mind?!?! There should not be a market for some things, people!
Daveaflav

Marion, OH

#7 Jan 31, 2011
When bath salts are needed, I always think gas station. Same with burritos.
willyjb1

Columbus, OH

#8 Jan 31, 2011
I love that phrase "urging lawmakers". That's how they keep justifying their jobs. I urge lawmakers to take a 50% pay cut, create a law eliminating income taxes. Like that will ever happen.
Former cop

Columbus, OH

#9 Jan 31, 2011
What will they ban next? 90% of convicted killers drank coffee within 24 hrs of committing the homicide.
mack dady in cambridge

Ostrander, OH

#10 Jan 31, 2011
anet never herd of ant s..t like this
Colleen Marshall

Columbus, OH

#11 Jan 31, 2011
Too bad NBC4i.com had this story last week. Lawmakers need to worry about actual issues, not things like this with people using products not how they were intended. I could drink gasoline from a gas pump and see crazy things too but I doubt any lawmaker would try to ban gas. It would be my fault for being an idiot and using gas not the way it was intended.
nusse carter

United States

#12 Jan 31, 2011
I truly think that if you are that dumb to take this type of drug, why should i feel sorry abou what happens too you. You should know how to take better care of your body an control your life in a etter manner
wilbur

Reynoldsburg, OH

#13 Jan 31, 2011
Just goes to show that these people who use drugs are stupid! Kinda like dope smokers who don't think their smoke will hurt them!
win win situation

Springboro, OH

#14 Jan 31, 2011
What kid (or adult, for that matter) thinks to himself, "What kind of drug can I take that'll get me so high, I might attempt to behead my grandmother?"!?!?!?!? Bunch of dummies.
Get Real

Columbus, OH

#15 Jan 31, 2011
$20 a gram for bath salts? You'd have to be on drugs to pay that! Oh wait...
Only half of the story

United States

#16 Jan 31, 2011
@ Colleen ("It would be my fault for being an idiot and using gas not the way it was intended.")

It can be argued that this product is not intended for use as a bath salt. Regardless of what the packaging says, it is possible it is manufactured and distributed for use as a recreational drug ("No it's a bath salt," wink wink).

Unfortunately, the story doesn't even touch on its supposed proper use, i.e. whether it is effective when mixed with water and used for soaking.

How about a real reporter who digs deep and tells us the full story? Can we have that, just once? PLEASE?
garybusey

Akron, OH

#17 Jan 31, 2011
Daveaflav wrote:
When bath salts are needed, I always think gas station. Same with burritos.
Lol.
dont get it

Lewis Center, OH

#18 Jan 31, 2011
Where is it sold and who buys one gram of bath salts
steve 78

New Philadelphia, OH

#19 Jan 31, 2011
Mike wrote:
We got too many laws as it is....NO MORE LAWS....You can get high off of nutmeg...you can't ban everything that gets you high..,Let people use their own judgement.
Soooooo, what kind of judgement would you use if one of these knuckle heads tried to hack off one of your loved ones. Wouldn't you think (Why in the hell didn't the ban this stuff?) If you were to tell me different what kind of a person would you be? One more thing I would like to say. I had never heard of this stuff and neither have any of the people I know.Wouldn't it be better not to tell the world about it and while not telling about it put these people out of business?
Code

Circleville, OH

#21 Jan 31, 2011
The reason they want to legislate it is not because people are stupid and ingesting it, but because they lose control of themselves and become a danger to everyone around them.

This one makes sense unlike many of our other laws.

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