Salvia banning begins

A substance reportedly gaining in popularity among teenagers and young adults will be banned in Conroe.

On Thursday morning, the City Council approved an ordinance prohibiting the use and sale of Salvia divinorum – a plant that becomes a hallucinogen when smoked.

Found in the Sierra Mazatec region of Mexico, Salvia divinorum is a psychoactive plant “extremely similar” to marijuana, Conroe Deputy Chief Russell Reynolds said. There are reports that Salvia divinorum has a quicker, more intense reaction than LSD, he said.

Conroe bans use and sale of hallucinogenic plant

Salvia divinorum has small purple flowers.


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