Ban on ‘Bath Salts’ Goes to Governor (as a misdemeanor)

The Senate joined the House Monday in unanimously approving a bill to prohibit possession and sale of methcathinone, now sold legally as “bath salts” or “Molly plant food.”
The bill that was approved, HB457, simply makes the new crime a misdemeanor. Other bills called for making possession and sale of the drug a felony, but the projected costs of incarcerating those convicted promoted a switch to a simple misdemeanor with no mandated jail time.
Law enforcement officers say is being increasingly abused. The bill passed the Senate 32-0 under sponsorship of Sen. Charlotte Burks, D-Monterey, and cleared the House 96-0 under sponsorship of Rep. Ryan Williams, R-Cookeville. It now goes to the governor for his signature.

One thought on “Ban on ‘Bath Salts’ Goes to Governor (as a misdemeanor)

Leave a Reply