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Assemblyman calls for salvia restrictions

Bronx Assemblyman Peter Rivera is calling for legislation to limit sales of salvia, an herb grown in Mexico and often found in head shops that has been blamed for one man’s death earlier in the month.

The father of 21-year-old Ryan Santanna, who fell 15 stories and died on Roosevelt Island after smoking salvia, blames the substance for his son’s death.

Salvia was also featured in a video of Miley Cyrus smoking a bong that went viral.

The New York State Senate passed a measure to block the sale of salvia but now, Rivera hopes for a vote in the Assembly by June. The proposal calls for a limit of sales of salvia to minors, but does not prohibit it completely.

The herb typically sells for $30 to $50. WPIX

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