Posted by | April 9, 2008 18:41 | Filed under: Top Stories

h/t Rogers Cadenhead

Salvia Divinorum is restricted now in 8 states with 16 more considering legislation.  It became a Schedule 1 substance in Illinois this year.  Fewer than 2% of 18-25-year-olds were using it as of 2006.

Called Sally-D, Magic Mint and Diviner’s Sage, this species of salvia is a hallucinogen that gives users an out-of-body sense of traveling through time and space or merging with inanimate objects. Unlike hallucinogens such as LSD or PCP, salvia’s effects last for a shorter time, generally up to an hour.

But they’d better hurry up and call attention to it by outlawing it before hoards of youths find a new gateway drug, right?

Rick Doblin of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, a non-profit group that researches psychedelic drugs and aims to develop psychedelics and marijuana into prescription medication.

Doblin said salvia isn’t “a party drug,” it “tastes terrible” and is “not going to be extremely popular.” He doubts that teens are its main users and says older users are more likely.

And if they find a medicinal use for it, they’ll outlaw it faster.

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