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** Legal status of /Salvia divinorum/ **

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/*Salvia divinorum*/, a psychoactive plant, is legal in most countries.
Exceptions, countries where there is some form of control, include
Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Italy, Poland,
Spain, Sweden and The United States.^[1]^[2]

In the United Kingdom, following a local newspaper story in October
2005,^[3] a parliamentary Early Day Motion was raised calling for /Salvia
divinorum/ to be banned there. However, it only received 11 signatures.^[4]
A second Early Day Motion was raised in October 2008 attracting 18
signatures.^[5] The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, the
independent body that advises UK government on drugs, has been asked to
investigate further.^[6]

In such places where /Salvia divinorum/ legislation exists, it varies in
its prohibitive degree from country to country. Australia has imposed its
strictest 'Schedule 9' (US Schedule I equivalent or equivalent to class A
in the UK) classification for example, and Italy has also placed Salvia in
its 'Table I' of controlled substances (also US Schedule I and class A
equivalent). - Whereas in Spain there are just controls focusing on the
commercial trade of /Salvia divinorum/, and private cultivation (growing
your own plants for non-commercial use) is not targeted.

In the United States, Salvia is not regulated under the Controlled
Substances Act but some states, including Delaware, Illinois, Louisiana,
Missouri, Virginia, Texas, and others, have passed their own laws.^[7]
Several other states have proposed legislation against Salvia, including
Alabama, Alaska, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, New Jersey, New York,
Ohio, Oregon, and Pennsylvania. Many of these proposals have not made it
into law, with motions having failed, stalled or otherwise died, for
example at


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