Question: What is the legal status of Salvia divinorum in the United States?
Answer: Neither Salvia divinorum nor its active constituent Salvinorin A has an approved medical use in the United States. Salvia is not controlled under the Controlled Substances Act. Salvia divinorum is, however, controlled by a number of states. Since Salvia is not controlled by the CSA, some online botanical companies and drug promotional sites have advertised Salvia as a legal alternative to other plant hallucinogens like mescaline. (https://www.dea.gov/pr/multimedia-library/publications/drug_of_abuse.pdf#page=84; accessed October 2017)