The state of Vermont has issued an emergency rule to further crack down on drugs known as bath salts.
The new rule expands the list of bath salts and and other compounds which are now illegal to sell, make or possess in Vermont. It also includes a ban on derivatives so that manufacturers can’t change the chemical structures to evade the law.
Gov. Peter Shumlin said Thursday that Vermont has been outlawing bath salts based on chemical composition as they hit the market, but dealers simply add new chemicals to avoid current laws.
The previous rule announced in July banned 86 dangerous designer drugs.
Shumlin says synthetic stimulants can cause hallucinations, violence, paranoia, seizures, psychosis, and even death.