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Published On: Wed, Sep 26th, 2012

Canada criminalizes ‘bath salts’, or MDPV

 

Bath Salts

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A promise made by the Harper government made in June has been fulfilled as the  Minister of Health,  Leona Aglukkaq announced today, that the drug commonly found in “bath salts”,  illegal to possess, traffic, import or export, unless authorized by regulation. 

Minister Aglukkaq noted that the Harper government is committed to protecting hardworking Canadian families and keeping our streets and communities safe.

On June 5, Aglukkaq announced the governments plans to regulate MDPV, a key ingredient in the illicit drug referred to as “bath salts”, under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA).  

In a Health Cananda news release today, MDPV is now included in the same category of drugs as heroin and cocaine. This means all activities involving this substance are illegal, except for research and scientific activities, which must be authorized by regulation. This action gives law enforcement the authority to investigate suspected illegal activities involving MDPV, which will help keep our communities safe from this new and emerging drug.

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- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63

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