U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was the driving force behind the law known as the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act. This law adds 31 compounds, including this recently popularized drug, to a list of controlled substances already banned in New York state.
"We have seen bath salts catalyze some of the most heinous crimes in recent months across upstate New York", Schumer states, "and the President's signature ensures that the federal government can fight this scourge with a united front."
There has been a dramatic increase in destructive incidents involving bath salts over the past year. Lawmakers hope the numbers will lower drastically now that the law has been put into effect.