Salvia For Sale

The drug Salvia has been outlawed in five states but if you're at least 18 years old and have $25 in your pocket you can buy a gram of Salvia at Sabare's Smoke Shop in Rockford and while you may not have heard about the drug before chances are college kids have.

Counselors at Rosecrance say Salvia is growing in popularity and they fear it can lead to use of other drugs. Right now the US Drug Enforcement Agency is deciding how to regulate Salvia nationally but closer to home the drug might soon be labeled as illegal.

Governor Blagojevich's signature is all which is needed to make the drug illegal in Illinois following passage of a law by the State House and Senate but until that measure is signed the regulating of Salvia falls on the shoulders of parents.

Salvia has been compared to other hallucinogens like LSD or mushrooms. Health officials tell us those who use the drugs often report intense sensations, out of body experiences, and depression.

No word on if or when the Governor might sign the anti Salvia legislation.


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  • by Leo S. on Jul 27, 2007 at 04:18 PM
    Indeed, Salvia Divinorum is getting a worse rap than it should. How many deaths has alcohol caused? Indeed, Salvia Divinorum lasts upwards of FIVE MINUTES; how long does alcohol last?
  • by Melissa Location: Machesney Park on Jul 13, 2007 at 09:20 AM
    I think it is sad that kids today feel they have to get high to feel good. To think they are our future scares me.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 13, 2007 at 06:44 AM
    Thank You RRStar for telling our teenagers just where to buy the drug and what it is used for. How can we keep our kids safe when the location is give out from people who should know better!!!
  • by Mason Location: Canada on Jul 11, 2007 at 09:43 PM
    Salvia Divinorum is in no way a gateway drug. It will not lead to any other drugs. It is an anti-addictive, and also an anti-depressive. It's been proven in science reports that salvinorin A, the active component in Salvia Divinorum has gotten test subjects OFF of cocaine, heroin and meth addictions. It also has been shown to have potential for curing Alzheimer's and schizophrenia. Please do not pretend Salvia Divinorum is a bad drug. This is how possibilities in the future for excellent medical research get shut down. Just because something makes you hallucinate and gives you insight to your life and the world, doesn't mean it should be banned. If you are to ban Salvia Divinorum, ban alcohol, ban glue, ban permanent markers, ban gasoline, ban toads, licking them can get you high. I guess we should ban cars too, they kill way too many people, and are way to dangerous for us humans to handle. Please do your research: www.sagewisdom.org -> Proper scientific research on Salvia Divinorum and its active component Salvinorin A. http://erowid.org/plants/salvia/salvia.shtml -> More research from around the globe on Salvia Divinorum. I hope my words of wisdom will guide you in a more neutral rather than one-sided news article. Mason
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