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Chuck Schumer Brags About Banning Already Banned Drugs; Time Claims He Also Banned Every Conceivable Substitute (Reason Magazine – Hit and Run)

This week President Obama signed the Food and Drug Administration Safety and
Innovation Act, which includes the new ban on two chemicals used in speed
substitutes sold as “bath salts.” I say “new,” but the stimulants covered by
the law, mephedrone and methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), were already
illegal under an “emergency” ban announced by the Drug Enforcement
Administration last year. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) nevertheless brags
about banning them again:

> Schumer successfully fought to include three bills relating to synthetic
substances—S. 409 (Bath Salts), S. 605 (Synthetic Marijuana) and S. 839
(Synthetic Hallucinogens)—as part of the Food and Drug Administration Safety
and Innovation Act….


> “President Obama’s swift approval of this federal ban is the final nail in
the coffin for the legal sale of bath salts in smoke shops and convenient
[sic] stores in New York State and throughout the rest of the country,” said
Schumer. “This law will close loopholes that have allowed manufacturers to
circumvent local and state bans and ensure that you cannot simply cross state
lines to find these deadly bath salts.”

None of that is true, since 1) mephedrone and MDPV were already covered by the
DEA’s ban, which the agency had the authority …

Reason Magazine – Hit and Run

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