SPRINGFIELD — State Senator Andy Manar’s (D-Bunker Hill) plan to fight the proliferation of bath salts sold by Illinois retailers was signed into law Monday after passing the House and Senate with full bipartisan support.
Bath salts, specifically known as synthetic cathinones, can be consumed in a variety of ways and can mimic the effect of amphetamine or PCP, often causing hallucinations.
“These drugs are extremely dangerous and have unpredictable effects on the user,” Manar said. “This plan gives our law enforcement officials more power to get them off our streets.”
Senate Bill 210 creates the Bath Salts Prohibition Act and bans Illinois retailers from selling synthetic cathinones that commonly are labeled as bath salts, plant food or jewelry cleaner.