Formerly legal drug now illegal in Ohio

COLUMBUS — Lawmakers have signed off on legislation that would make it illegal to sell or possess a currently legal hallucinogenic herb and have sent the bill to Gov. Ted Strickland for his signature.

House Bill 215 passed the Ohio Senate on Tuesday, with House concurrence today. It was among the flurry of last-minute bills that made it through the legislative process in the final days of the Legislature’s lame-duck session.

The bill would add Salvia Divinorum and its derivative, Salvinorin A, to the list of Schedule I Controlled Substances, ranking it with marijuana, hashish and about 30 others.

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