Leonardo"s Notebook by Mattheus Mei

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

SC adding another herb to list of illegal drugs

From The State newspaper:

SC could join states criminalizing hallucinogenic herb

The Associated Press

A hallucinogenic herb long used in tribal rituals would become illegal in South Carolina under a bill heading to the House floor.

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.

You know, when I was in college - because there's a time and place for everything, and that's college - I and several friends tried Salvia on a couple of occasions. Hallucinogenic is an understatement. Move over hippies and Tim Leary, that stuff is wild. The experience was so powerful and so haunting.

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