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salvia

Law and penalities

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Salvia is currently an unapproved psychoactive substance under the Psychoactive Substances Act 2013 which means that it is illegal to import, manufacture, or sell this substance without a license.

The penalties for importation without a license can lead to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 2 years or in the case of a company a fine up to $500,000.

The penalties for manufacturing without a license can lead to term of imprisonment no exceeding 2 year or in the case of a company a fine up to $500,000.

The penalty for selling is a conviction and imprisonment for up to three months or a fine not exceeding more than $40,000.

It is not a criminal offence to buy salvia, but you can be subject to a fine of up to $500 if caught with the substance.