Recently, the National Commission Against Addictions (CONADIC) of Mexico has published intentions to ban Salvia divinorum in Mexico, the country where the plant is endemic and where it is used traditionally by the Mazatec. I wrote a letter* stating the reasons why I believe that such decision is not scientifically justified. The letter was signed by several scientists, and sent to CONADIC.

Download and read the letter scientific grounds for not to ban Salvia divinorum in Mexico.

*I used as a template a letter wrote by Daniel Siebert in which he objected to bill H.R. 5607 which sought to place Salvia divinorum in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act in the United States.