Businesses Selling “Bath Salts” Could Be Closed
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Indiana is poised to expand a law cracking down on businesses which sell products containing synthetic stimulants.
The Indian House voted 94-0 Monday to approve a provision to Senate Bill 234. The new language – authored by Rep. Jud McMillin (R-Brookville) – would shut down any business caught selling bath salts or marijuana-like drugs known as Spice or K2.
A final house vote on the bill could be held this week. It would then be returned to the Senate where the changed bill could be approved.
If the proposal becomes law, a business would have to close for an entire year if it’s owner or manager was convicted of selling synthetic drugs.
The legislation also seeks to expand the definition of synthetic drugs. Manufacturers have been altering their formulas as laws go up across the country banning the stimulants.
To deal with the flexibility the manufacturers have, Indiana’s Board of Pharmacy would be tasked with the ongoing responsibility defining the drug formulas to be made illegal.