California bans sale of salvia to minors

July 25, 2008

No longer will children be permitted to buy a hallucinogenic drug that has been readily available in California.

Legislation to ban the sale of Salvia divinorum to minors was signed Tuesday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Violators can be charged with a misdemeanor when the new law takes effect Jan. 1.

Assemblyman Anthony Adams, R-Hesperia, predicted that his Assembly Bill 259 will save lives and “prevent irreparable havoc on families and society.”

“Whenever we can keep a dangerous hallucinogenic drug out of the hands of our children, we’re doing something right,” he said in a written statement.

Bron: Sacbee