Law and penalities
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.