Legal Status of Salvia divinorum in the United States

June 17, 2017 5:27 pm Published by

Legal status by state

RED Jurisdiction where salvia is illegal.
ORANGE Jurisdiction where salvia is decriminalised.
YELLOW Jurisdiction where salvia is legal with age restrictions.
BLUE Jurisdiction where salvia extracts are illegal but the plant itself is legal.
GREEN Jurisdiction where salvia is legal.

Legal Status of Salvia divinorum in the United States

State Bill ref. Proposed date Classification Status Proposer Salvinorin A included? Notes
Alabama HB697 22-Apr-2010 Schedule I Enacted July 17, 2010 Rep. James O. Gordon Yes Salvinorin A is misspelled as salvinorum A.
SB330 27-Mar-2007 not passed / died Sen. Hank Erwin Yes
n/a 18-Oct-2007 not passed / died Sen. Roger Bedford & Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow unknown
Alaska SB313 05-Apr-2006 Schedule IIA not passed / died Sen. Gene Therriault No
SB38 16-Jan-2007 not passed / died Yes
SB52 21-Jan-2009 not passed / died Yes
Arkansas SB423 March-2011 Schedule I Passed Yes
California AB259[10] 05-Feb-2007 prohibit sale to minors Passed – 22-Jul-2008 Assembly Member Anthony Adams No, then Yes Proposed bill wording amended from original Schedule I prohibition to only prohibit sale to minors instead. – Passed. Came into effect on 01-Jan-2009.
Colorado 11-134 02-Jun-2011 Class 2 Misdemeanor Passed Colorado State Senate Yes See[11]
Connecticut SB1098 Jan-2011 To be scheduled Passed – 6-Jul-2011 “Many legislators, including Senator Boucher” HB6174 Yes (“Salvinorum”) See. Also see
Delaware SB259 16-Mar-2006 Schedule I Passed – 02-May-2006 Sen. Karen Peterson No aka Brett’s law
Florida SB340, SB1612 & HB1363 7-Feb-2008 Schedule I Passed – 29-May-2008 Sen. Evelyn J. Lynn & Rep. Mary Brandenburg Yes Possession felony for up to 5 years in prison. Effective July 1, 2008
Hawaii 2745 SD2 March 2010 Schedule I Passed – Gov. Linda Lingle Salvia divinorum and its constituent salvinorin A permanently as a schedule I controlled substance as mandated by Section 329-11
Georgia HB1021 1-Jan-2010 “dangerous drug” Passed – 01-July-2010 Rep. John Lunsford Yes Adds “Salvia divinorum A” to list of dangerous drugs. Allows for “possession, planting, cultivation, growing, or harvesting of Salvia divinorum A strictly for aesthetic, landscaping, or decorative purposes.”
Illinois SB2589 19-Jan-2006 Schedule I not passed / sine die Sen. John J. Millner No
HB457 26-Jan-2007 Passed – 18-Aug-2007 Rep. Dennis M. Reboletti No Salvinorin A not mentioned, but bill wording incl. “any extract” from plant. Took effect 01-Jan-2008.
Indiana SB57 05-Jan-2011 Class A misdemeanor Passed – 01-July-2011 Alting, Charbonneau, Miller Yes
Iowa HSB133 SSB1051 18-Jan-2007 Schedule I passed Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy Yes
SF510[18] 29-Aug-2011 Schedule I Passed – 29-Jul-2011 Gov. Terry Branstad Yes enacted after 30 days of passing
Kansas SB481 28-Jan-2008 Schedule I Passed – 24-April-2008 Sen. Peggy Mast Yes incl. any extract from any part, and every compound, manufacture, derivative, mixture or preparation of such plant, its seeds or extracts
Kentucky SB107 26-Jan-2010 Schedule I Passed – 26-Apr-2010 Sen. Brandon Smith Yes
Louisiana HB20 25-Feb-2005 Schedule I Passed – 15-Aug-2005 Rep. Michael G. Strain No First State to ban Sd.
Maine LD66 Dec-2006 prohibit sale to minors Passed – 15-May-2007 Rep. Chris Barstow No, then Yes Amended – originally proposed ‘Schedule Z’ classification
Maryland SB 317 and HB 8 28-Jan-2009 Schedule I in committee Senator Gladden and Delegates Haddaway and Eckardt Yes Johns Hopkins University has found a loophole that could stop the research they are doing.
Massachusetts HB4434 16-May-2007 Class C not passed / died Rep. Viriato Manuel deMacedo and Rep. Daniel K. Webster Yes
HB2037 HB1336 HB1789 12-January-2009 not passed / died Rep. Viriato Manuel deMacedo and Rep. Daniel K. Webster Yes
Michigan SB1373 1-Oct-2010 Schedule I Passed Yes
Minnesota HF2949 14-Feb-2008 Schedule IV not passed / died Rep. Joe Atkins No
SB2668 not passed / died Sen. Steve Murphy
HF 484 Feb-2009 Schedule I not passed / died Rep. Morrie Lanning
SF0569 not passed / died Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
HF2975 Feb-2010 Gross misdemeanor not passed / died Rep. Morrie Lanning
SF2773 Passed – 18-May-2010 Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen Yes
Mississippi SB2456 29-Jan-2008 Schedule I Passed – 01-Jul-2008 Sen.Hob Bryan No
Missouri HB165 05-Jan-2005 Schedule I not passed / died Rep. Rachel L. Bringer No
HB633 23-Feb-2005 Passed – 28-Aug-2005 Rep Scott A. Lipke
and Rep. Rachel L. Bringer
Yes
Nebraska LB840 10-Jan-2008 Schedule I not passed / sine die Attorney General Jon Bruning & Senator Vickie McDonald Yes
LB 123 09-Jan-2009 Passed – Feb 27, 2009 Sen. Russ Karpisek Yes
New Jersey A1323 08-Jan-2008 Schedule I proposed Assemblywoman Linda Stender Yes
S3426 11-Dec-2008 Schedule I proposed Sen. Stephen Sweeney Yes
New York S1454-2013 18-Apr-2005 prohibit sale Passed – January 2012 Sen. John J. Flanagan No fine of no more than $500 per violation
A8920 5-Jun-2007 prohibit possession proposed Assemblyman Carl Heastie No fine of no more than $50 per violation
S07736 18-Mar-2008 Schedule I proposed no sponsor listed No Possession- Class B Misdemeanor. Sale- Class A Misdemeanor
North Carolina SB138 11-Feb-2009 Schedule I Passed Aug 6, 2009 Sen. William R. Purcell, Sen. Stan Bingham et al. Yes applies to all forms of Salvia divinorum
North Dakota SB2317 15-Jan-2007 Schedule I Passed – 01-Aug-2007 Sen. Dave Oehlke, Sen. Randell Christmann et al. No, then Yes bill refers to salvinorin A and “any of the active ingredients” of Salvia divinorum
Ohio HB215 May-2007 Schedule I Passed – 06-Jan-2009 Rep. Thom Collier Yes
Oklahoma HB2485 06-Mar-2006 prohibit extracts Passed – 26-May-2006 Rep. John Nance Yes enhanced, concentrated, and chemically or physically altered
HB3148 23-May-2008 Schedule I Passed – 23-May-2008 Rep. David Derby and Sen. Jonathan Nichols applies to all forms of Salvia divinorum – law comes into effect 01-Nov-2008
Oregon SB592 22-Feb-2003 Schedule I not passed / died Sen. Richard Devlin and Sen. Ryan Deckert
HB3485 15-Mar-2003 not passed / died Rep. Billy Dalto
HB2494 25-Jan-2007 not passed / died Rep. John Lim Yes
Pennsylvania HB2657 02-May-2006 Schedule I not passed / died Rep. James Casorio et al. Yes
SB1217 16-Jun-2006 not passed / died Sen. Lisa Boscola et al. No
SB710 29-Mar-2007 proposed Sen. Lisa Boscola et al. No
HB1379 29-May-2007 proposed Rep. Beyer et al. No
HB1547 18-Jun-2007 proposed Rep. James Casorio et al. Yes
SB1006 Passed – 23-Jun-2011 Yes
Rhode Island 2014-H 7191, 2014-S 2651 10-Jun-2014 Schedule I Passed Rep. Arthur J. CorveseSen. Frank S. Lombardi Yes only extracts are Schedule I; the “unaltered plant” is explicitly exempted
South Carolina H4687 13-Feb-2008 Schedule I Passed House / later died Rep. Huggins Yes
South Dakota HB1090 20-Jan-2009 Class 1 misdemeanor / Class 6 felony Passed – 11-Mar-2009 Rep. Chuck Turbiville No possession of less than 2 ounces a misdemeanor, 2 ounces or more a felony
Tennessee SB3247 /HB2909
/TCA 39-17-452
15-Feb-2006 Class A misdemeanor Passed – 01-Jul-2006 Rep. Park M. Strader, Sen. Tim Burchett Yes not an offense to possess, plant, cultivate, grow, orharvest Sd for aesthetic, landscaping, or decorative purposes
Texas HB2347 02-Mar-2007 Penalty Group 2 not passed / died Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson Yes Penalty Group 2 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act
HB3784 09-Mar-2007 Penalty Group 3 Rep. Tan Parker Yes Penalty Group 3 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act
SB1796 prohibit sale to minors Sen. Craig Estes No proposed concurrently to HB2347 and HB3784 above
HB126 11-Nov-2008 Penalty Group 3 proposed Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson Yes Penalty Group 3 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act
SB257 prohibit sale to minors Sen. Craig Estes No proposed concurrently to HB126 above
HB124 14-Jun-2013 Penalty Group 3 Passed – 14-Jun-2013 Representatives Anderson, Stephenson, Price, and Flynn Yes Added Salvia divinorum, unless unharvested and growing in its natural state, meaning all parts of that plant, whether growing or not, the seeds of that plant, an extract from a part of that plant, and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of that plant, its seeds, or extracts, including salvinorin A, to Penalty Group 3 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act.
Utah HB190 18-Jan-2007 Schedule I not passed / died Rep. Paul Ray No, then Yes
HB260 09-Jan-2008 not passed / died Yes
HB277 28-Jan-2009 proposed Yes
Virginia HB2844 10-Jan-2007 Schedule I not passed / died Delegate John M. O’Bannon, III only Any material, compound, mixture, or preparation, which contains any quantity of salvinorin A (another name: Divinorin A). – The plant Salvia divinorum was not mentioned
Wisconsin AB186 02-Apr-2009 Fine not to exceed $10,000 Passed Rep. Cullen et al. only Wisconsin banned manufacturing, distributing, or delivering salvinorin A the extraction. The law does not name Salvia divinorum the organic plant as a controlled statute, therefore the live, raw, or dried plant is still legal by law and not part of the ban under this statute.
Wyoming HB49 13-Feb-2006 Schedule I not passed / died Rep. Stephen Watt No
HB62 Schedule I Passed – 1-Jul-2011 Only Salvinorin A is misspelled as “Salvinorum A”. Salvia divinorum is not specifically listed but the plant is covered by the law because it contains salvinorin A, which is specifically listed in the bill.

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This post was written by Todd Messick