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Both Guam law and Federal law ban the use, possession and distribution of Spice, but Senator Cruz in his letter to Customs and GPD points out that Guam law goes even further by banning "Salvia divinorum and Salvinorin A, the main active psychotropic molecule in Salvia divinorum."
Salvia divinorum is a plant that is chewed or smoked to induce illusions and hallucinations and its not currently listed in the Federal Controlled Substances Act, but the Vice Speker points out that 13 states, and Guam, have baned the plant, and it has been placed under regulatory controls in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Italy, Japan, Spain, and Sweden.
In his letters, Cruz commends Customs "for seizing more than one thousand grams of spice, on July 2011" and he also commends GPD for "seizing over 300 packages of spice, on May 2011 from a gift shop, and for the recent arrest of an adult individual and the eleven teens he employed for selling spice".
But he expresses his concern that spice and salvia continue to make their way into Guam, its stores, and onto its streets. And he urges both GPD and Customs to "continue its proactive efforts to enforce p.L. 3l-164" saying "the most effective way to prevent drug use before it begins is to eradicate it from the community". Enforcement of P.L. 3l-164 says Cruz will help to "significantly reduce sales of salvia and spice" as well as reduce "incidents of violence, contribute to the safety of our island and save the lives of residents and children in our community."
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