Salvia Divinorum September 2003 Update
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OREGON BILLS DEAD
Earlier this year, Oregon
legislators introduced two bills concerning the plant Salvia divinorum.
After receiving the CCLE's written report
and its Active Principle, Salvinorin A,
both bills are now dead.
The CCLE sent
our 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
ABOUT THE BILLS
Senate bill 592 was introduced earlier this year by Oregon Senators Devlin (D)
and Deckert (D). SB 592 would have made it a crime to distribute
Salvia divinorum to an individual under 21 years of age, a crime punishable
by a year in prison and/or a $5,000 fine. A similar
ordinance was passed earlier this year in the city of St. Peters, Missouri.
Senate bill 592 received 1 public hearing in the Oregon Judiciary Committee and
died in committee upon adjournment.
HB 3485, the
harsher of the two bills, was introduced by Rep. Billy Dalto (R) in March 2003.
If HB 3845 had passed, possession of Salvia divinorum or salvinorin A
would have been a criminal offense punishable by up to 10 years
imprisonment, a $200,000 fine, or both. Delivery would have been punishable by up to
20 years imprisonment, a maximum $300,000 fine, or both. HB 3845 also died in
the Oregon Judiciary Committee upon adjournment.
Text | SB 592
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