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TLDR; Dudes 24 year old son got messed up on bath salts (technically they were marketed as "glass cleaner" but from what I could tell it's the same stuff with some slight alteration to the formula) and goes nuts in a head shop, breaking stuff and threatening the life of the man behind the counter.
A couple of directions immediately came to mind; I consider them both equally in scope for the discussion (but not necessarily limited to);
Discussion on bath salts and other compounds that are legal but are sold as drugs
Should we make them illegal to sell?
How do we regulate them - it seems like the formulae (sp?) change with such frequency that it might be hard to do effectively.
Discussion on vigilante acts as a result of some lack (or perhaps perceived lack) of a legal solution to a problem
Support for/against this specific case.
While I think the head shop should bear some responsibility for selling a dangerous compound that when marketed properly is legal, I can't really support this guys vigilantism. I understand his frustration, but I'm not sure he even know if he had the right clerk (it wasn't the owner). Could there be a civil case that would be more effective in deterring shops from selling this stuff?
Also, 24? Dude, at 24 you should know that snorting anything other than Afrin can bring serious repercussions. "Oh I thought it was just coke" is a poor excuse.