MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Tuesday is the deadline for
Alabama legislators to decide whether they are going
to ban the sale of a mind-altering plant in Alabama.
Two bills to outlaw the plan — Salvia divinorum — are
awaiting a vote in the Senate. But Tuesday is the last
day for the bills to pass in the nearly completed 2008
Nine states have already banned this form of salvia or
restricted its sale. One Senate sponsor, Hank Erwin,
says the chances of passing his bill Tuesday are slim.
Now if only Hank's chances of being re-elected were slim we'd have it made. As I have said before Alabama already has more than enough people in jail for use of natural plants and if these boneheads in Montgomery insist on banning 'problem plants' then they should focus on kudzu, privet, poison oak and poison ivy...for starters.
In fact, I will now be on the hunt for a brave legislator willing to introduce a bill that would mandate the creation and funding of a KUDZU TASK FORCE.
(H/T to Brandon Wynn)