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Bath Salts Banned in America

Bath Salts Banned

ELMIRA (WENY)---It's official. Bath salts are now illegal across the country.

President Obama signed the legislation, sponsored Senator Chuck Schumer, on Tuesday.

But the legislation doesn't stop at just bath salts. The law adds 31 substances to the controlled substances list and also ends the sale of synthetic marijuana.

The Twin Tiers has seen a dramatic increase of bath salts over the past year. Just two weeks ago, WENY-TV News, spoke with the bradford county coroner who said four of the 17 reported deaths in the county were related to bath salts with a fifth investigation pending.

Bath salts create extreme paranoia in the user, which often turns into violence. Senator Schumer says president obama's signature on the bill is the final nail in the coffin for the legal sale of bath salts.