The salvia ban wagon keeps on rolling

April 27, 2011

April 27, 2011: The salvia ban wagon keeps on rolling

In the futile war on drugs, lawmakers throughout the world (but mostly in the US) are still trying to outlaw Salvia divinorum. Synthetic ‘bathsalths’ and synthetic cannabinoids are increasingly named in the same proposals to ban these substances.

In Texas for instance, where a bill to ban salvia failed in both 2007 and 2009, The Texas House has now approved a new bill that would place the plant, its derivatives and extracts under Penalty Group 3 along with peyote, codeine and steroids. Once approved by the Senate, the powerful hallucinogen will be illegal in the state of Texas.

In Indiana Senate lawmakers voted in support of a bill banning various synthetic cannabinoids and salvia.

A remarkable quote from this article:

Salvia divinorum and products made from the herb (?), like ‘Sally D.’, ‘Magic Mint’ and ‘Diviner’s Sage,’ provide quick highs comparable to LSD.

A quick high comparable to LSD? The editor must have ‘forgotten’ about the 12 hour duration difference..