By The Associated Press
JACKSON — The Mississippi House on Monday passed its own bill to ban fake bath salts that some people are using to get high.
A similar bill passed the Senate last month.
The two chambers will exchange proposals for more work. They must agree on a single bill before it could go to the governor.
The bills would ban mephedrone and MDPV — short for methylenedioxypyrovalerone.
Officials say the chemicals are sold in small packets in convenience stores under such names as Ivory Wave, Bliss, White Lightning and Hurricane Charlie.
Authorities say the chemicals can cause hallucinations, paranoia and suicidal thoughts.
The bills are House Bill 1205 and Senate Bill 2226.