Texas Weighing Bills to Restrict Salvia Divinorum
|Written by Jamie Simpson|
|Last Updated March 13, 2009|
Three bills awaiting legislative hearings in Texas are proposing various methods of restricting and regulating the use and sale of salvia divinorum, a hallucinogenic drug commonly compared to LSD. It is widely available at smoke shops and online stores.
The proposed measures could ban the sale of the drug to minors or classify salvia divinorum in the Penalty Group 3 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act. This is the same classification currently given to marijuana.
If passed, one of the measures would make possession of up to 28 grams of the drug a Class A misdemeanor, and a greater amount would be classified as a felony, punishable by jail time and up to $50,000 in fines.
Lawmakers are concerned that YouTube videos depicting the use and effects of salvia divinorum glorify the use of the drug, which has been touted to provide induced hallucinations that do not last as long as similar effects of mushrooms or LSD.
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