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Salvia Divinorum Banned in the UK?

By John Clarke

UPDATE 16/08/2013 — Salvia is com­pletely legal in the UK. Click here to find out all about salvia divinorum’s legal status.


Oh oh! It seems Salvia Divinorum has finally attrac­ted the wrong kind of atten­tion. Maybe. It seems no one really knows what’s going on.

Everyone­DoesIt, the big-brand head­shop and legal highs retailer, received a letter on Oct 31st from the MHRA demand­ing they “imme­di­ately cease to sell, supply, promote or advert­ise all salvia divin­ourm products inten­ded for human admin­is­tra­tion”. The MHRA, or the Medi­cines and Health­care products Reg­u­lat­ory Agency, is a gov­ern­ment-run group of people who keep an eye out for safety when it comes to drugs, among other things. So why are they getting involved? Salvia isn’t the kind of medi­cine a doctor would pre­scribe. Maybe that’s just it though, if they say it’s a medi­cine knowing full well it will never be pre­scribed, no one will pos­sibly have access to it! So, is this a sneaky attempt to ban salvia without actu­ally banning it? It sounds plaus­able, but why have they not pub­lished any news about this on their website? Unusual, con­sid­er­ing they made a big deal about BZP last year.

Even more strange is the fact that no one else has been con­tac­ted! While Everyone­DoesIt have removed their salvia divinorum products just to be sure, my whole­salers have no problem getting hold of salvia, and Coffeesh0p hasn’t heard a thing! Perhaps it’s down to the way their salvia was mar­keted — as a legal high rather than an entheo­genic botan­ical specimine. I’ve since added a bit more of a warning on our salvia cat­egory page, making sure people under­stand that.

So, no one’s really sure if this is real or not. It cer­tainly seems real con­sid­er­ing Everyone­DoesIt have removed their stock, but if it is, the MHRA have gone about this very strangely. No public state­ment, only con­tact­ing Everyone­DoesIt and no warning period in which to sell off remain­ing stock.

An elab­or­ate hoax by one of their com­pet­it­ors, maybe? Don’t look at me!.

3 Responses to Salvia Divinorum Banned in the UK?

  1. narcisse says:

    And now, When order the best salvia 60X fla­voured extract ?
    It is an import­ant problem, salvia 60X of everyone­doesit was the best quality of salvia divinorum i have never seen.

    a french


  2. Synchronium says:

    Was it any par­tic­u­lar brand (not that people should brand plants…)? Coffeesh0p sells 60x, provided you’re in the UK.

  3. Al says:

    And if you are outside the UK, you can pur­chase a variety of Salvia products on our US website: http://​www​.SalviaSo​ci​ety​.org

    Back on topic, I’ve always been against those who market salvia is a “legal high.” I clearly state on my website that the term “legal high” is offens­ive when it comes to this spir­itual plant. It’s not a drug to get “high” on, it’s a tool for spir­itual divin­a­tion and self explor­a­tion, and hope­fully one day for medi­cine. I recom­mend to every­one to search “divinorum” on the new scholar google: http://​www​.googlescholar​.com to find hun­dreds of sci­entific art­icles with lots of prom­ising dis­cov­er­ies already made by sci­ent­ists in the US and hope­fully soon in other coun­tries as well.

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