According to many, Salvia divinorum may be used in a safe and responsible way by adults as it is not habit-forming, not addictive, and does not present a significant risk to public health or safety. Because it is a powerful herb that produces hallucinations and alters consciousness, some regulation of sales is appropriate, but criminalizing possession certainly is not.

When it comes to regulation, restricting sales would be appropriate, as well as obliging shops to provide user information and warnings with all salvia products.

Unfortunately, several countries have enacted laws that prohibit possession and/or sale and/or importation of Salvia divinorum. Here is an overview (last updated April 7 2008). Have you got updated information on the legal status of Salvia in your country or state? Contact us, and we will add it to this page.

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Countries where Salvia is banned

Under discussion

Countries where the legality of Salvia is being discussed


Countries where Salvia is (still) legal

For more detailed information on this topic, visit Sagewisdom and Erowid.

There is now also a Wikipedia page keeping track of the legal status of Salvia: Legal status of Salvia divinorum

Please note that we can not be held responsible for the legal information given here. If you have any doubts about the legal status of Salvia divinorum in your country, you should consult relevant sources in your country (f.i. customs) before buying the plant.