The local paper sends news flashes and updates to my in box. This morning, the feature story looked to me at first read as if it said “Bill targets psychedelic saliva.” I naturally wondered how one got psychedelic spit, and why it would need legislation. With a second reading, I discovered the headline actually said “Bill targets pychedelic salvia.” Turns out that salvia divinorum is now being used as a street drug. So far, it’s not illegal in many places. Fortunately (or maybe unfortunately) for gardeners, it’s not the same salvia that’s popular as a flower in local gardens. And it”s also not the same salvia that’s used as sage in the dressings/stuffings so popular at holidays.