Salvia Divinorum

Home Department written question – answered on 14th September 2001.

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Photo of Ann Widdecombe Ann Widdecombe Conservative, Maidstone and The Weald

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to review the legal status of the hallucinogen Salvia divinorum.

Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Government are not aware of any evidence of significant misuse of this plant and have no current plans to review its legal status. The Medicines Control Agency investigates the trade in so-called "herbal highs" and can prosecute suppliers of unlicensed medicinal products.

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