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Re: The Marijuana Subject
Salvia is legal? O RLY?
Originally Posted by uchihademon91
opium has to have stuff done to it for it to have an effect. salvia well i give that to you, its also classified as a psycho active hallucinegenic ...... BUT ITS LEGAL!!! why is this, cause the plant itself has no other uses other than smoking it, so it didnt effect the big wigs. salvia is at least ten times stronger than any marijuana is, but only lasts a couple minutes or so, when compared to marijuana which lasts about an hour after few joints.
Countries where Salvia is banned
* Since June 1, 2002. Belgium
* Salvia divinorum was added to a list of "illegal products" in May 2006. Denmark
* Since August 23, 2003. Estonia
* Since April 2005 Salvia divinorum is listed as a medicinal herb that requires a doctor’s prescription. Finland
* Since August 2002, unless with a relevant prescription from a doctor. Italy
* Since January 11, 2005, the sale and possession of Salvia divinorum and salvinorin A are illegal. Japan
* Salvinorin A is one of the thirthy-three controlled substances that has been said to be banned under a pharmaceutic law that should have taken effect since April 2007. Norway
* In 2002, The National Health Council of Norway has listed Salvia divinorum as a medicinal herb that requires a doctor’s prescription. Spain
* Sale prohibited since January 28, 2004. South Korea
* As of January 2005, both Salvia divinorum and Salvinorin A are controlled. Sweden
* Since April 1, 2006. The United States
The number of states where Salvia is prohibited is rapidly increasing. Once Salvia is prohibited, the possession and sale of it may lead to a prison sentence of up to five years, so be very careful!
o In the spring of 2007 one “Salvia bill” died in committee, so it remained a legal substance. But in June 2008 "the hallucinogenic herb law (HB 1363) makes Salvia divinorum illegal and puts it in the same class of controlled substances as marijuana and LSD. Possessing the herb, often sold on the Internet, will be a felony punishable by up to five years in prison, when the law goes into effect July 1." Louisiana
o The new law, called Act No. 159, went into effect on August 15, 2005 (Strain et al. 2005). Thus Louisiana became the first state in the USA to criminalize Salvia divinorum. Missouri
o Salvia divinorum and salvinorin A also became Schedule I substances in the state of Missouri. Tennessee
o A bill passed that classifies the knowing production, manufacture, distribution, or possession of the active chemical ingredient in the hallucinogenic plant Salvia divinorum as a Class A crime. It went into effect on July 1, 2006. Oklahoma
o On May 26, 2006 Salvia divinorum was added to the list of controlled substances. Delaware
o On March 16, 2006, Salvia divinorum was made a Schedule I controlled substance in that state. Maine
o A bill was signed into law on May 15, 2007, that regulates salvia in the same way tobacco products are regulated in Maine. Adults 18 and over could legally purchase and use the material. Selling or providing Salvia divinorum or salvinorin A to anyone under the age of 18 would be a criminal offense. North Dakota
o On January 15, 2007 Senate Bill 2317 proposed to classify Salvia divinorum as Schedule I controlled substance. The original text of the bill only mentioned Salvia divinorum. The Senate Judiciary Committee amended this on April 5, 2007, changing the bill wording to include salvinorin A and "any of the active ingredients" of Salvia divinorum. Daniel Siebert has questioned this vague wording - "since it could be interpreted to include many commonly occurring pharmacologically active compounds, such as tannins, oleanolic acid, ursolic acid, etc". The amended bill passed in the Senate on February 7, 2007 (ayes: 47, nays: 0). It passed in the House on March 16, 2007 (ayes: 83, nays: 6). It was signed into law by Governor John Hoeven on April 26, 2007. The new law went into effect on August 1, 2007. Illinois
o On January 19, 2006 Senator John J. Millner introduced Senate Bill 2589 to the Illinois State Legislature. This bill sought to add Salvia divinorum to that state's list of Schedule I controlled substances. The Bill failed to pass as the session ended sine die (adjourned with no date set for resumption). On January 26, 2007 Representative Dennis M. Reboletti filed House Bill HB457 which proposed Schedule I classification for Salvia divinorum (including "the seeds thereof, any extract from any part of that plant, and every compound, [...] derivative, mixture, or preparation of that plant"). The bill does not mention the active chemical constituent salvinorin A. Daniel Siebert criticised this wording as being "absurdly broad in scope, for it implies that any substance extracted from Salvia divinorum (water, chlorophyll, whatever) would be treated as a Schedule I controlled substance under the proposed law." In March 2007 news of the bill's passage on Reboletti's website alleged that Salvia is a "powerful psychoactive plant which in appearance looks like marijuana but has the psychoactive properties of LSD". Reboletti said, "It's important that we in the legislature are proactive in protecting our children from highly addictive substances" and "For a drug to be classified as a Schedule 1 substance signifies that it's a highly dangerous and potentially lethal drug for its user. Hopefully, the passage of my bill will bring attention to "Magic Mint" and help law enforcement combat the future rise of this drug." Salvia divinorum article references and other sources indicate however that Salvia does not look like marijuana. Its psychoactive properties are not like those of LSD, and that Salvia divinorum is not generally understood to be either addictive or toxic. By May 22, 2007, HB0457 had received support from all 173 members in both bodies of the democratic majority Illinois General Assembly. It was signed into law on Friday August 17, 2007. The law came into effect on January 1, 2008. North Carolina
In June, 2009, A bill that would outlaw the psychoactive herb Salvia divinorum has passed the state Senate. Senate Bill 138, sponsored by Sen. Bill Purcell, D-Laurinburg, would prohibit the "manufacture, sale, delivery, or possession" of Salvia divinorum. The law calls for a fine for the first two offenses and misdemeanor charges for subsequent offenses. Purcell stressed that North Carolina's law would not be as strict as those of 13 states, which made Salvia divinorum a drug on par with heroin.