SC moves to ban Salvia
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South Carolina is the latest state to jump on the bandwagon to ban Salvia divinorum. Can't people just go for a "no sales to minors" rule anymore. Geez, what is this, a police state?
A hallucinogenic herb long used in tribal rituals would become illegal in South Carolina under a bill heading to the House floor--and that's no April Fool's joke.
The measure would make Salvia divinorum an illegal drug, in the same category as marijuana and peyote.
A House committee approved the bill Tuesday without debate.
South Carolina is among more than a dozen states where lawmakers are considering such measures.
The National Conference of State Legislatures says the plant has already been banned or restricted in at least eight states since 2005.
According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, the plant is usually either chewed or smoked, and its hallucinogenic effects can last about 30 minutes.