U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York says he wants the federal government to ban new designer drugs known as bath salts that pack as much punch as cocaine or methamphetamines.
The small, inexpensive packets of powder are meant to be snorted for a hallucination-inducing high, but they are often marketed with a wink on the Internet or in convenience stores as bathing salts.
The Democratic senator is announcing a bill Sunday that would add those chemicals to the list of federally controlled substances. He is also pushing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ban the substance in the state.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Charles Schumer Continues Tackling the Important Issues
In his never-ending quest for Sunday television facetime, the unctuous Democrat keeps scraping the bottom of the barrel for ways to get himself some attention. This week's pressing issue? Why, bath salts, of course. This should go over well with his unwashed supporters.