Salvia divinorum is under attack. The forces of puritanism have turned their witch hunt against the diviner's sage. Now is the time to act. Already they've had many successes:
On Aug 28, 2005 House Bill 633 was absorbed into 195.017 of Missouri's drug regulation statutes. Therefore, Salvia and salvinorin A are Schedule I substances (completly outlawed for any use) in that state. Missouri is the first state in the U.S. to actually outlaw salvia divinorum or its active chemical.
St. Peters city passed an law banning sales of Salvia divinorum to minors aged 17 or younger. HB165 introduced in state legislature, proposing addition of Salvia divinorum to list of scheduled substances. There was no hearing scheduled as of Jan 2005.
Effective Aug 8, 2005 (signed into law Jun 28, 2005) 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."
No las concerning Salvia divinorum yet, but there is a news story that reads: "Two 15-year-old borough males were charged on Sept. 10 with illegal possession of salvia divinorum with intent to distribute by Sgt. Kevin Roake."
Salvia is not yet regulated in Delaware, but recent interest in the state congress has manufactured a Bill Banning Salvia divinorum.
New York legislators are acting to control Salvia divinorum.
What we need to do right now to save salvia from being outlawed is to raise awareness. Pass this message on to everyone you know who would be sympathetic to the cause. Even if you don't use salvia, if you respect human's natural rights and historical relationship with entheogens you know why we should fight outlawing any of nature's gifts. It's easy, send your friends a link to this page or post it on your blog or website (or even your myspace profile). Together we can get the word out that we will not sit idly by and watch the government legislate nature.