While many first heard about “bath salts” — the mephedrone-based drug supposedly turning people into “zombies” —  this year, the drug has been on the market for at least two years. But, in a major move to completely eradicate the drug, President Obama signed a law last week banning the sale of bath salts and its active ingredients.

Government officials and doctors hope this ban will stop some of the serious issues associated with the substance.

“This law will close loopholes that have allowed manufacturers to circumvent local and state bans and ensure that you cannot simply cross state lines to find these deadly bath salts, and I’m pleased that after a great deal of effort, it has become law,” said Senator Charles E. Schumer.