Bill to Ban Salvia Divinorum in Maryland [MD] Help me fight back!
On January 14, 2009, Senator Richard Colburn (R) introduced Senate Bill 9 to the Maryland State Legislature. If enacted, this bill would make Salvia divinorum a Schedule I controlled substance
in that state. The text only mentions Salvia divinorum it does not mention salvinorin A.
I have already made a similar post about this issue on the the Shroomery.Org forums and the SalviaSource.Org forums and after receiving advice, have decided to raise alarm about this issue in attempts to gain backing in contacting State Legislature in stopping this Bill from banning the entheogenic herb Salvia Divinorum. We have until the meeting on Tuesday, January 27
to fight this issue before it leaves the Committee level!
Simplified versions of the situation regarding these bills can be found here:
These bills are sponsored by:
Delegate: JEANNIE HADDAWAY-RICCIO
Republican, District 37B, Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot & Wicomico Counties
House Office Building, Room 216
6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 841-3429, (301) 858-3429
1-800-492-7122, ext. 3429 (toll free)
fax: (410) 841-3523, (301) 858-3523
32 South Washington St., Suite 1, Easton, MD 21601
(410) 820-8043; fax: (410) 820-8759
Delegate: ADELAIDE C. (ADDIE) ECKARDT
Republican, District 37B, Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot, & Wicomico Counties
House Office Building, Room 213
6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 841-3343, (301) 858-3343
1-800-492-7122, ext. 3343 (toll free)
fax: (410) 841-3299, (301) 858-3299
601 Locust St., Suite 202, Cambridge, MD 21613 - 1012
(410) 221-6561; fax: (410) 221-6561
Senator: RICHARD F. COLBURN
Republican, District 37, Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot & Wicomico Counties
James Senate Office Building, Room 315
11 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 841-3590, (301) 858-3590
1-800-492-7122, ext. 3590 (toll free)
fax: (410) 841-3087, (301) 858-3087
5210 Heron Road, Cambridge, MD 21613
(410) 228-1137; fax: (410) 376-3737
Talbot County: (410) 819-3337
I apologize if I am going about spreading information about this issue the wrong way, but I honestly don't know much about trying to fight back against legislation. What I DO know is that if these bills pass many innocent Maryland citizens will be wrongfully incarcerated for an unharmful entheogen. I and thousands of others use Salvia Divinorum for an entheogenic (spiritual) purpose! Salvia is not a party drug, not addictive, and has medicinal and therapeutic potential which out-rules it from being a Schedule I substance. THIS IS AN OUTRAGE AND A VIOLATION OF OUR RIGHTS!
Help me contact Maryland legislature
and fight back against this redicolous "War on Drugs" and violation of our rights.
Please fellow Salvia enthusiasts, I can only do so much on my own. I need your help in making sure no more of our rights are stripped away... Thank you and I apologize if I have gone about posting this in the wrong way. I am in the process of sending out e-mails to NORML, DPA, ASA and MPP.
Official drafts of these bills can be found here:
For House: http://mgasearch.state.md.us/data/2009rs/bills_noln/hb/fhb0008.pdf#xml=http://mgasearch.state.md.us/search97cgi/s97is.dll?action=View&VdkVgwKey=j%3A
For Senate: http://mgasearch.state.md.us/data/2009rs/bills_noln/sb/fsb0009.pdf#xml=http://mgasearch.state.md.us/search97cgi/s97is.dll?action=View&VdkVgwKey=j%3A