The easiest way to buy Salvia Divinorum is online, whether you are looking to purchase wholesale salvia or smaller amounts. Some people think that Diviner’s Sage is legal weed, but it’s entirely different. It’s not something you would get addicted to, and you only want to try it once in a while to get visions. Some people do use legal salvia in a tea, for a more mellow effect. The Salvinorin- A in salvia leaves has been medically proven to cure depression and anxiety when used in this fashion.
To the extent of our knowledge, Salvia has not been around our Western culture for too long, so there haven’t been any long-term studies on its effects. It is legal to a degree. U.S. states have slowly passed bills to ban it from being bought and sold, and a few countries have already banned it. Of course this is without proper research being conducted on the plant, and with a lot of here say.
Some people will argue that the Mazatec Indians have been using it for hundreds of years and they seem fine but we haven’t studied the Indians themselves to really know how it has affected them. They also consume the plant differently then most Westerners do. They chew it and make teas out of it, which gives them longer lasting experiences (up to 2 hours.) Westerners typically smoke it. Studies haven’t been conducted to test whether Salvia smoke is carcinogenic or not. But we know that smoking anything is bad for our health.
It has become easier to buy salvia divinorum legally online, because there are multiple headshops online or even just places to buy salvia that offer legal highs at good prices. The tricky part is making sure that salvia is still legal in your state. Some sites have good lists of all the states that salvia is illegal in currently, some don’t update their information often enough. You can learn a lot of things from educative web sites about salvia information, before you try it. We will keep this updated as we hear things, so you will have knowledge of what your states legal status of salvia is.
Effective Jan 1 2009, sale of Salvia divinorum or salvinorin A to anyone under the age of 18 will be a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment of up to 6 months or a $1,000 fine.
SB259 (”Brett’s Law”) was signed on May 2, 2006, adding Salvia divinorum to schedule I of the Delaware state controlled substances law. However to be more specific Salvinorin A is not covered by this law.
Salvia divinorum and salvinorin A have been added to Florida’s list of Schedule I controlled substances, making them illegal to possess, buy, or sell. The law exempts from control any drug product containing Salvia divinorum or salvinorin A that has been approved by the FDA.
Senate Bill 295 outlawed salvinorin A and the growth of Salvia divinorum “other than for esthetic, landscaping, or decorative purposes”. Violations of this law would be a misdemeanor.
Effective Jan 1, 2008, Salvia divinorum (including any plant part, extraction, or preperation) is included in the Illinois Controlled Substances Act list of Schedule I substances, making it illegal to possess or sell.
SB 226 proposing to add Salvia divinorum and salvinorin A to the state’s list of Schedule I controlled substances. The bill would have made it a class “C” felony to “manufacture, deliver, or possess with the intent to manufacture or deliver, Salvia divinorum or salvinorin A”.
Kansas SB 481 adds Salvia divinorum to the state’s list of Schedule I controlled substances, the most restrictive category. The law restricts “all parts of the plant presently classified botanically as Salvia divinorum, whether growing or not…” and “any extract from any part of such plant, and every compound, manufacture, salts, isomers and salts of isomers [of the plant]…”, which would presumably include salvinorin A.
The Kentucky legislature is adding Salvia divinorum to Schedule I which will make it illegal to possess.
Louisiana Act No 159 makes 40 plants illegal, including S. divinorum, when intended for human consumption. The law specifically excludes the “possession, planting, cultivation, growing, or harvesting” of these plants if used “strictly for aesthetic, landscaping, or decorative purposes.”
State bill LD 66 passed, making it illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to purchase, possess, or use Salvia divinorum or salvinorin A.
Effective July 1 2008, Salvia divinorum has been added to Mississippi’s list of Schedule I controlled substances, making it illegal to buy, sell, or possess. The law does not specifically mention salvinorin A.
House Bill 633 says that Salvia divinorum and salvinorin- A become Schedule I substances. As far as Erowid mentions, Missouri was the first state in the U.S. to schedule S. divinorum or its active chemical. Violation of this law is a felony.
LB 123 would add the plant Salvia Divinorum, to the controlled substances act. This inclusion on the controlled
substances act would include all parts of this plant, any seed, derivative, mixture, extract, or salt, whether it was growing or not. This plant would be classified as a Schedule I drug under the controlled substances act.
Senate Bill 1867 and the identical Assembly Bill 3139 which would classify Salvia divinorum and salvinorin A as Schedule I controlled substances in the state, were submitted on Apr 6, 2006. As of May 2, 2007, neither bill has been subject to a vote, and both are probably dead.
Several bills have been proposed starting in the mid 2000s to control or prohibit the sale of Salvia divinorum and related products. See New York State Assembly Bill Search. Several bills to control Salvia divinorum or salvinorin have failed to pass in New York State in the last few years.
A law banning the manufacture, sale, delivery, or possession of Salvia divinorum and Salvinorin A was passed. A violation of the law is punished as an infraction for the first two covictions (ticket-type crime with minimum $25 fine) and as a Class 3 misdemeanor after that. The law includes two exceptions by which one can legally possess, plant, cultivate, grow, or harvest S. divinorum, one for “medical or pharmacological research” and one for “aesthetic, landscaping, or decorative purposes”.
Senate Bill 2317 was signed into law, adding Salvia divinorum and salvinorin A to the state’s list of Schedule I controlled substances.
Salvia divinorum is now controlled in Ohio. See codes.ohio.gov/orc/3719.41 and Independent Collegian.
Salvia and salvinorin A are listed in the state’s Schedule I controlled substances . Possession is now a felony offense punishable by up to 10 years in jail, and the distribution of salvia is punishable by 5 years to life in prison.
House bill 2494 was entered into the house. If passed the bill will criminalize salvinorin A and Salvia divinorum:
Creates crime of unlawful possession of salvinorin A or Salvia divinorum. Punishes by maximum of one year’s imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both. Creates crime of unlawful manufacture or delivery of salvinorin A or Salvia divinorum. Punishes by maximum of 20 years imprisonment, $375,000 fine, or both. Requires State Board of Pharmacy to classify salvinorin A or Salvia divinorum as Schedule I controlled substance.
Senate Bill 710 was introduced which would add Salvia divinorum to the state’s list of Schedule I controlled substances. The bill has been referred to the Judiciary Committee, and is currently in limbo. Please write your state representatives expressing that you are against this bill, or else it could be too late soon.
HB 1090 – Feb 24 2009 : An act to prohibit the possession of Salvia divinorum and make it a class 1 misdemeanor to possess up to two ounces of Salvia divinorum and a Class 6 felony to possess more than two ounces.
Tennessee has made it a class A misdemeanor to “knowingly produce, manufacture, distribute, possess or possess with intent to produce, manufacture, or distribute the active chemical ingredient in the hallucinogenic plant Salvia divinorum A”, along with the strangely-worded caveat that this prohibition does not apply to “the possession, planting, cultivation, growing, or harvesting of such hallucinogenic plant strictly for aesthetic, landscaping, or decorative purposes.”
There was an introduction of three bills to control Salvia divinorum in the state of Texas. So far they all have failed, and but that doesnt mean it won’t be introduced again the next legislative session. It’s best to write your representatives and give them your opinion before it’s too late. These bills are HB3784 , HB 2347, and HB 1796 .
House Bill 190 was introduced but did not pass. The bill would have added Salvia divinorum and salvinorin A to the state’s list of controlled substances.
Salvinorin A will be included in Virginia’s list of Schedule I substances and will be illegal to buy, sell, or possess without a license. The law doesnt mention Salvia divinorum, which will presumably be illegal by extension.
WI AB 477, would have made salvinorum A illegal to manufacture, possess, or deliver. The bill died in March 2008 . No new bills are in process in the state.
HB 0049 was introduced in 2006, and died without coming to a vote.
The other countries that have made Salvia illegal or place restrictions on it:
Denmark, Austrailia, Germany, Russia, Japan, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, south Korea, Sweden
In Finland, Iceland, Norway and Estonia you can only get this scheduled plant with a prescription.
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