Legally High? Legal Considerations of Salvia divinorum

Academic Article


  • The legal status of the hallucinogenic plant Salvia divinorum has been rapidly changing. Legal prohibitions on this plant native to Oaxaca, Mexico have emerged at the state level, a phenomenon that has not occurred since the passage of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Included will be a brief description of the plant that has only recently crept into the popular American consciousness, and a review of the different legal mechanisms through which states have controlled the plant and the pending legislation proposing controls. Lastly, the implications of various state laws are discussed. © 2008 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
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    Author List

  • Griffin OH; Lee Miller B; Khey DN
  • Start Page

  • 183
  • End Page

  • 191
  • Volume

  • 40
  • Issue

  • 2