Help save Salvia in Illinois, Time is running out fast!!! Email our Governor or better yet fax, if you have a fax machineÂ
If Fax:Â Address Fax to Governor Rod Blagojevich, subject line: Citizens request that you line item veto:Â HB0457: page 7 LRB095 04451 RLC 26428 b and remove Salvia from the bill.Â Governor at the following fax numbers:Â 217-524-6262 or 312-814-4862
This is what to fax or email the Governor: (COPY AND PASTE THE BELOW)
Governor Rod Blagojevich:Â Citizens request that you line item veto:Â HB0457: page 7 LRB095 04451 RLC 26428 bÂ and remove Salvia from the bill.Â Â
Citizens request that you line item veto:Â HB0457: page 7 LRB095 04451 RLC 26428 b and remove Salvia from the bill.Â Salvia is not a plant that should be considered for this bill.Â If you make this plant illegal not only will you be eliminating 100,000 of dollars a year in tax revenue to the state of Illinois, you will be shutting down businesses and putting people out of work.Â Salvia is currently used in shaman rituals, religious ceremonies and for healing both by lisc. and holistic doctors and practitioners.Â The plant has antioxidants, is a natural anti- depressant, is being used and researched to treat bipolar disorder,alzheimer’s (because it unlocks memory and helps recall), is being used to benefit suffers of rheumatism and joint pain, to aid others overcome severe drug additions and treat severe depression (documented in medical studies has been successful where other medications have failed), it has also be used to ease depression related to PMS and new cutting edge research of biosynthesis and medical applications of rosmarinic acid has been held promising. Hundred’s of thousands who could be helped by the benefits of Salvia will be left to suffer.Â Medical research is very hopeful about how it can assist in a greater understanding of the brain. The state would also be rejecting alternative religions, cultures and societies that hold this plant SACRED, yes SACRED (American Indians, Shaman faiths, Alternative faiths and societies and peoples who immigrated from South and Central America into the US, use it to Salvia to commune with the Holy Mother and the Divine (God) and many of these people are in the US and Illinois.Â It would cost Illinois taxpayers millions to police salvia.Â People would illegally grow it, sell it, without the tax benefits going to our schools, roads, hospitals, cities and townships. Press accounts of efforts to ban Salvia often quote law enforcement and government officials who exhibit an inaccurate knowledge of the plant’s effects. Salvia has a nondescript appearance (being in the same genus as cooking sage), can be grown in a small space, has no odor and requires no elaborate lighting set-up. For these reasons, criminalization is likely to affect only the commercial sale of the plant, and not its private cultivation, which would be very difficult to police and extremely costly to tax payers.Â Â
Citizens request that you line item veto:Â HB0457: page 7 LRB095 04451 RLC 26428 bÂ and remove Salvia from the bill.Â Salvia divinorum has begun to be researched and documented by a number of companies and universities on the medicinal applications of Salvia.Â Including antioxidants, as a natural anti- depressant, use against rheumatism and joint pain, to aid others overcome additions and treat severe depression where other medications have failed (these cases have already been medically documented), to ease depression related to PMS and new cutting edge research of biosynthesis and medical applications of rosmarinic acid.Â But if salvia is made illegal, it will greatly reduce the amount of research needed and treatment protocols that may result in ending the suffering of 1000′s of individuals.Â Salvia is in no way a stimulant, a sedative, a narcotic, nor a tranquilizer.Â Medical research has great hope for this plant. Be cautious about outlawing plants when you have yet to uncover its medicinal value.Â For example, we have just found out in newly released medical research of another plant that has been crucified as a drug in the US for decades and is currently illegal in most states, yet NOW been proven by medical research that it slows and even stops the growth of tumors and may be especially beneficial to breast cancer research.Â Thousands of women die each year from Breast Cancer and could have been saved had people who did their research, stopped and considered the long-term affects on medicine and society and got informed.Â Thousands more could benefit from the treatments using Salvia.Â Salvia has never caused anyone harm and does not have 1/10 the negative side affects of cigarettes, tobacco, alcohol or many, many prescription drugs (we know why no one bans them, money and lobbyist).Â Thousands upon thousands die from addictions to tabacco and alcohol every year–yet not one tries to band these because it is big business.Â Lastly, under the Federal Analogue Act, salvia fails to meet the “chemically similar” criteria and thus is not subject to the analogue act provisions.
SALVIA DIVINORUM should be available for all those over the age of 18. STOP THE WITCH HUNT AND BE THE GOVERNOR OF REASON AND LEAD THE WAY!Â
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