Back to the legal status. Today we have let some thirty-five years of potentialscientific study be wasted. In a field of medicine with the potential to aid victims of war, rape, molestation, abuse, assaults and traumas. Medicines that can reduce theanxieties of the terminally ill dying from cancer and other horrible diseases. Helpthem come to better terms with their death.Drug addiction and alcoholism could have been cured. Making families more loving,healthy and happy.35 years of scientific and medical progress lost, all due to paranoia of entheogens?Well that’s sorta off topic of Salvia, but I wanted to lay out some of theconsequences of illegalization. Lets just end this point by stating the issue is notthat Salvia is threat to public safety; the issue is that the establishment fearspsychedelics. Free thinking isn’t conducive to controlling a population. They wanteveryone to fit within the cultural paradigm of being good little consumer robotswho go about playing their game and following the rules with out questioning theirauthority or motives. In the 60's the US government wanted to escalate the war inVietnam and large parts of the population were using psychedelics. The authority’spropaganda was not effective and the people would not tolerate the actions of theirgovernment. Therefore the government had to put an end it to it all. Of coursemany mistakes were made by the drug users of that era. It was all too new. We knowmuch more about these things now.California and Maine have taken very reasonable and wise steps in regulating Salvia.No sales to minors. Everyone in the Salvia divinorum community applauds this. Wehate to see kids acting stupid on YouTube more then anyone. I wish Salvia wereinaccessible to minors. I am a parent and I don't want my kids using anything either.My wife and I are very involved with our children's life and take the responsibility toeducate them and raise them to make wise decisions. My interest in entheogens isprivate; I don't talk about or use anything in their presence. If when they areresponsible adults, they choose to explore this domain. I will be glad that I havesome wisdom and guidance to offer on the topic. Not what most uninformed parentsoffer.When it comes to teens. As it’s always been, some will be determined to get high. If Salvia is what they get their hands on. It’s allot better then what this demographichas used in the past. Paint, glue or solvent huffing, computer duster inhaling,prescription drug abuse or even worse. Dangerous and addictive drugs that poisonthe mind and body and can lead toward destructive and criminal lifestyles. That’snot what Salvia is, nor will it ever be. Not in the least. This distinction must bemade crystal clear.This is about Americans just surrendering their rights and not caring about freedom.We have become so conditioned to just doing what we are told. As the late TerenceMcKenna said. "If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't includecognitive liberty, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it waswritten on." I didn’t have the exact quote with me in my car, but I like my versionbetter.