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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A new Indiana law banning synthetic stimulants nicknamed "bath salts" also toughens the state's prohibition on other drugs that mimic marijuana.
The law took effect immediately after Gov. Mitch Daniels signed it on Thursday.
Its new provisions could cost retailers their business licenses for a year if they're caught selling the synthetic drugs. The license provision would apply in cases in which someone was convicted of selling the drugs as part of the retail outlet's normal business.
The law also adds several chemical compounds to a law that legislators passed last year banning marijuana-like drugs known as spice or K2. It also allows the state pharmacy board to declare that a substance is a synthetic drug.