Synthetic Drug Ban
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Reporter: Liz Kotalik
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Hundreds of videos on YouTube showing what it's like getting high on spice and so-called "bath salts".
They're all over cyber space, and Sheriff's deputies say it's also all over Tucson.
One of our producers even found some dropped in the Catalina Foothills.
Parents like Mark Fontana are concerned about how easily accessible the drugs are.
"[It's scary] that they could get their hands on something like this...that it's readily available to them."
The bag we found was filled with synthetic marijuana called purple diesel.
There was a lighter and a pipe, and it was all found in a beautiful neighborhood.
It was right by where GiGi Chandra lives with her children.
"It's a really pretty bag, it looks like it could be candy... My children would never know that these are drugs."
But they are, and until now, they were perfectly legal.
This stuff is hard to ban because the makers are always changing up the ingredients, staying one step ahead of any new law.
But this new law could work, banning all the basic, general formulas used to make the synthetics.
We handed over the bag we found the Pima County Sheriff's Department, and they told us these drugs are typically found in smoke shops, labeled as anything but a drug.
People can also buy the drugs online.
For now, there's only hope that this new law get rid of this dangerous high.