Legislator Admits Her Attempt to Criminalize Salvia Divinorum Won't Work

From the Chicago Tribune article, “States Fear Plant Could Become Next Marijuana”:

“As soon as we make one drug illegal, kids start looking around for other drugs they can buy legally. This is just the next one," said Florida state Rep. Mary Brandenburg, who has introduced a bill to make possession of Salvia divinorum a felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

The quote, of course, is her attempt to justify the new law. You’d think that something - anything - other than explaining the futility of the bill would make for a better selling point.

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Franklin - April 30, 2008 3:11 AM

I hope the bill fails to pass, Salvia divinorum has been used for millina, several Universities including the University of Nebraska have conducted years of research on Salvia divinorum and have yet to find any harmful long term effects. Also several medical firms are investigating its use as an anti-depressant, as well as potential in treating cancer and HIV.

salvia divinorum - May 8, 2008 1:03 AM

This drug sounds sounds dangerous yet very interesting.

Buy Cheap Salvia Online - May 23, 2008 2:52 AM

As a responsible online vendor of this divine plant, I find it quite alarming that so many politicians are jumping on a sensationalized bandwagon without wheels. Salvia divinorum has so much potential to benefit society. It's a shame that the state officials only watch punks on youtube instead of doing an honest evaluation of it.

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