A bipartisan group of state lawmakers want to make it a crime to sell salvia to anyone under age 21.
The little-known herb for sale at some local head shops reportedly produces hallucinations and out-of-body experiences when smoked or eaten. YouTube videos of users under the influence of the "drug" have gained attention recently. According to the Las Vegas Sun, there's a movement afoot nationally to outlaw the stuff.
Also today, a North Dakota man earned the distinction of becoming the first person sentenced for possessing salvia.
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