The Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics is a nonprofit research, policy,
and public education center defending freedom of
We rely on your donations to continue our work.
We are honored to have played a small role in successfully defending the lawful
status of Salvia divinorum.
We continue to do what we can:
On May 18, 2005, we sent the following
letter (pdf) and brief
legal analysis (pdf) of Richard Glen
Boire to Louisiana Representative
concerning his bill
20) to outlaw Salvia divinorum and a host of other plants with long-standing
religious and medicinal use. We also sent our letter and legal analysis to all
18 members of
the Louisiana House Judiciary Committee, which is currently considering the
On January 23, 2005, we sent the
following letter (18kb pdf) to Missouri
Representative Rachel Bringer, after she introduced a bill in Missouri seeking
to place Salvia divinorum in Schedule I. She has followed her first bill
633, which now adds 11 other compounds for scheduling, in addition to Salvia
divinorum and its active principle Salvinorin A.
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donation to the CCLE today, and add a note to your donation telling us you
support the defense of Salvia divinorum. You can
donate and add a note online right now. Any amount helps, and we listen to
you. (See this note for the
result of earlier efforts to fund this work.)
See below for additional Salvia defense
work by the CCLE.
In 2002, the US Congress considered placing
Salvia divinorum into Schedule I of the federal Controlled Substances Act. (See
CCLE archive on HR 5607). CCLE sent key members of the US Congress our
report on Salvia divinorum and its active principle, along with letters from an
array of scientists who expressed concern that scheduling salvia divinorum would
negatively impact important research on the plant. HR 5607 failed to pass before
Congress adjourned at the end of 2002.
two bills introduced in Oregon
also failed to pass. The CCLE sent
our Salvia divinorum report to all members of the Oregon Judiciary Committee. Both bill's died in
that committee upon adjournment.
report provides accurate, balanced information about the plant, and concludes
that Salvia divinorum is not an appropriate candidate for scheduling.
The report was made possible by donations to the CCLE's Salvia Divinorum Defense
The CCLE report "Salvia Divinorum and its
Active Principle Salvinorin A" has been placed online. A limited number
of printed copies of the report are still available for a $20 donation to
general CCLE operations. Please make a note in
the "comments" section of the form that you'd like a copy of the Salvia report.
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Action Center and the Salvia Divinorum Defense Fund, please
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