Salvia Learning Curve and Banning In South Dakota

By chillinwill · Mar 15, 2009 · ·
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    Fast-tracking the new state law banning the herb Salvia divinorum has left South Dakota law enforcement playing catch up. The emergency law, signed by Governor Rounds on Wednesday, goes into effect right away, instead of the usual July 1 startup.

    South Dakota lawmakers felt Salvia divinorum was such a danger because of its hallucinogen effects, they wanted the ban to take effect immediately. That means state's attorneys offices are getting up-to-speed on how they'll handle arrests and prosecutions of the now-illegal drug.

    Routine traffic stops will likely yield arrests of people possessing the LSD-like drug Salvia divinorum.

    "I would assume that the hallucinogen properties of this drug that it would be easily recognized by our officers in the field," Minnehaha County State's Attorney Aaron McGowan said.

    Keoland Television
    March 12, 2009

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  1. ganjahero420
    swim expected this. swim hopes someone is having the intelligence to stockpile tons of extracts that will be air tight sealed and frozen for a future generation to experieince.
  2. kailey_elise
    Umm...does he think it comes in tie-dye colors or something? Why would it's "hallucinogenic properties" make it easily recognizable?

    Damn police types! ;)
  3. dark12
    Ugh.
    Police are getting stupider and stupider every day. I love how they show a prison cell at the end. It's SALVIA not heroin. Jesus...
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