How do you make policy in the absence of good hard cold information?
For some videos of folks on the hallucinogen in question, go here.
At a legislative hearing near Dallas in August, Mr. Anderson argued that by not banning salvia, governments were communicating that it is benign.
I thought salvia was a sugar substitute. No, really.
Drug policy is one of those areas where we really are Puritans-- the definition of a Puritan being someone who is consumed with the thought that someone, somewhere, might be having more fun that they are.
It's pretty ridiculous to try to make policy, or even form an opinion of a psychotropic drug's effects, based on videos of people under the drug's influence. The whole point of this kind of drug is that there's a whole lot more going on in the user's head than is externally manifested.