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.