90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW

Lawmakers Seek To Ban Designer Drugs Sold As ‘Bath Salts’

Bath salts like these are sold in stores. (666ismoney/Flickr)

Bath salts like these are sold in stores. (666ismoney/Flickr)

Dangerous new designer drugs marketed legally as “bath salts” are taking parts of New England by storm.

Massachusetts and other states are trying to crack down with new laws, but some say that only perpetuates a failed war on drugs.

Guests:

  • Ron Gastia, chief of police, Bangor, Maine
  • Dr. Chris Rosenbaum, toxicologist and assistant professor of emergency medicine, UMass Medical School
  • Mark Kleiman, editor, Journal of Drug Policy Analysis; professor of public policy, UCLA; co-author, “Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs To Know”

Other stories from this show:

Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.

Hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and Anthony Brooks introduce us to newsmakers, big thinkers and artists and bring us stories of relevance to Bostonians here and around the region. Live every weekday at 3.

WBUR's Sacha Pfeiffer is co-hosting Radio Boston while Meghna Chakrabarti is on maternity leave.

  • Listen: Weekdays, 3 p.m. on 90.9 FM
  • Live Call-In: (800) 423-TALK
  • Listener Voicemail: (617) 358-0607
Most Popular
This site is best viewed with: Firefox | Internet Explorer 9 | Chrome | Safari