In unanimous vote, KY House approves ban on dangerous bath salts

Frankfort, KY - FRANKFORT, KY (AP) - The House has approved a bill that would ban the sale or possession of a new synthetic drug often marketed as "bath salts."

The measure passed 94-0 on Friday.

The "bath salts" are sold under such brand names as "Ivory Wave" or "Purple Wave," a powdered substance growing in popularity among drug users in Kentucky.

Proponents of the legislation say the substance can cause delusional behavior, confusion, agitation and paranoia.

The measure now goes to the Senate for consideration.

The legislation is House Bill 121.

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