Too bad, really, it's just a plant. When will hops be banned? Lots of people get in trouble drinking beer too.
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Here is a link that might be useful: Ban Salvia divinorum from Maine
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Rich, I followed your link and was horrified to see that the article states that Tennessee has banned possession of the plant. I'm in TN, and though I suspect the sheriff is not hovering around my Salvia collection, you never know!
After a search I discovered that the article is wrong. It's the active hallucinogenic ingredient that is banned. The law specifically states that posession of the plant for landscaping use is allowed.
Here is a link that might be useful: TN Salvia Law