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Mar 18, 2011 8:12 AM by Nichole Larkey & AP

Jindal proposes to write bath salt ban into law

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal wants to put his ban on fake bath salts into law.
In a January emergency order, the governor outlawed a half-dozen dangerous chemicals sold as fake bath salts and plant food. On
Thursday, the governor's office announced he would back legislation, sponsored by Rep. Ricky Templet, a Republican from Terrytown, to write that ban into state law.
The powders - sold under such names as White Lightning, Scarface, Hurricane Charlie, Red Dove and Ivory Wave - can cause
extreme paranoia, hallucinations, delusions, hypertension, chest
pain and suicidal thoughts.
Lawmakers will consider the proposal in the regular session that
begins April 25.


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