A buddy of mine came back from a trip with a substance called salvia that he bought in a California head shop. His impression, and everything I have researched, indicate that this is fully legal everywhere but Austrailia. According to my friend, 2 hits in a water pipe takes you to cartoonland.
I had never heard of this drug before. But it strikes me as odd that a hallucinogenic such as this could be sold legally, while pot is considered a schedule 1 narcotic.
Anyone familiar with salvia - either its use or its legal status?
My friend bought his openly, and websites claim that it can even be cultivated easily and legally - tho extraction of the active compound is apparently tricky.
What is the process by which a substance/practice is made illegal? For example, huffing household products is illegal where I live. And a salvia google results in hundreds of hits. So I would assume the DEA is familiar with it. What is your opinion - should hallucinogenic substances such as this be illegal?
(Wasn’t sure which forum to post this in.)