A municipal ordinance to ban bath salts is high on symbolism and low on effectiveness. However, the sentiment is understandable as this latest permutation on the drug scene has policy makers and enforcers scrambling to be seen as doing something before more faces are gnawed off and more people are hanging around in a daze doing nothing for society other than cause problems.
This week's civil suits against select head shops is designed to do the same thing. Make it cumbersome and uncomfortable to sell so called designer drugs.
Bath salts and related items have garnered pubicity because of their open sale in storefronts instead of on street corners.
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