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Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation designed to go after Illinois retailers that sell so-called bath salts, chemicals that produce similar effects to narcotics like cocaine.

 

Democratic State Senator Andy Manar of Bunker Hill helped craft the bipartisan legislation. He says the target audience of bath salts is one of the most disturbing aspects of the issue.

 

 

Manar likes that the legislation makes it suddenly unprofitable to sell bath salts.

 

 

The law taking effect Jan. 1 makes selling bath salts a felony punishable with a fine of up to $150,000.

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