Q. What is the legal status of Salvia?
A. Currently Salvia divinorum and its primary active principle salvinorin-A,
is legal to possess, sell and use everywhere in the world except Australia &
Q. Does Salvia divinorum show up on drug tests?
A: No. The active principal, salvinorin-A, is not chemically similar to any
illegal drug and will not produce a false-positive on drug tests that test for
Q. Is salvinorin an analogue drug?
A. Salvinorin is not an analogue drug because it is not chemically similar to
any other illegal substance. Also, unlike many visionary substances, salvinorin
is not an alkaloid.
Q. Any thoughts on how to prevent Salvia from
becoming illegal, scheduled, or restricted?
A. Practice and encourage responsible use. Do not provide Salvia to minors or
unstable individuals. Never use Salvia in settings in which firearms, knives
or other potentially dangerous objects are present. Do not mix with alcohol.
Never drive while under the influence of Salvia. Be extra careful of flames
- candles, lighters, fire etc when using Salvia. Discourage mixing Salvia with
other drugs. Encourage the practice of using sitters. Discourage use of pure
salvinorin (except in research settings), vaporized extracts, vaporized leaves,
and smoking of powerful extract enhanced leaves. Taking oral preparations and
smoking unenhanced leaves are less likely to produce out of control behavior.
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