Brian McCloud (mauvecloud) says:
Do I even want to know what kind of bath salts would be illegal to sell?
Mark Chapman (aardvark86) says:
Hmm, still seems like a bit of overkill to have a full-on super chasing petty drug pushers. Does mere charisma+healing put him on a par with Daredevil, say? Are there supers at all in this univese like Thor, Phoenix or Dr Manhattan at "cosmic powers beyond belief" level?
Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:
@Brian: It's a slang term for a type of designer drugs, becoming a more serious problem recently.
@Mark: Yes, there are high-level supers, and Kid Charisma isn't one of them. His healing abilities are more on a par with Wile E. Coyote (i.e. able to suffer horrific yet humorous injuries, and be back on his feet a minute later). Also note the "Kid" part; he's sixteen, still legally a minor. Once superhumans turn eighteen, they have to work their way up through the minor leagues before joining the world-saving teams.
Wayne (wayne) says:
Like Ed said, bath salts are selled over the counter with no testing or FDA regulation. They're designed to chemically mimic drugs like marijuana and cocaine, but since they are synthetic, there's a technicality that they are not specifically illegal, therefore they're legal. The problem is that they're very dangerous because they always contain chemicals to differentiate themselves from the original drug. A lot of people die from using them.
For many states, it's a game of whack-a-mole where they will make one illegal, and the chemists will make a slight reformulation, and it's back on the market. The Feds are trying to make the entire category illegal, but there's difficulties with that.
They opened a shop in the town near wehre I live that sells stuff like it, things that are chemically almost identical to pot. I definitely won't be trying it as I have friends in Colorado, once their legalities get straightened out I look forward to making some interesting brownies.
David Harmon (mental_mouse) says: Oh, this guy is going to be a fun chewtoy. Log In or Register to post a comment! It's free!