Pubdate: Wed, 20 Jun 2007
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (WI)
Copyright: 2007 Madison Newspapers, Inc.
Author: Ralph Givens


Before the drug crusaders wheel out the usual hysterical lies in 
their attempts to outlaw salvia divinorum, it is worthwhile to notice 
that no serious problems have been associated with salvia divinorum 
to date. There are no deaths, no desperate addictions and no 
robberies, assaults or murders connected to salvia.

Of course, prohibitionists who advocate a salvia ban need no evidence 
of risk or harm to spew out dire warnings. If it is a drug and some 
people like it, it must be dangerous.

Never mind that alcohol and tobacco kill hundreds of thousands every 
year while salvia has yet to cause a single fatality. The drug 
warriors still want a total ban. The moral morons advocating 
prohibition never stop to consider that throwing someone in prison 
has a far more detrimental effect than a lifetime of salvia divinorum use.

- -- Ralph Givens, Daly City, Calif.
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