Love the site; I hate it when govt always wants to "look after" people like this. I agree with laws like "don't drive recklessly" or "don't assault people", because obviously they affect others. But what is the sense in banning a plant that was consciously, deliberately obtained (perhaps grown from seed or struck from cutting, which might take many months), and about which the grower often knows more than the government bureaucrats who banned it (plenty of examples of this...), and which the grower has no intention of harvesting and selling to unsuspecting innocent kiddies?
There are so many things that you can hurt yourself with; to "ban" a beautiful plant is just lame (and monty pythonesque)
I think the issue is much clearer than the purported medicinal value of some of these plants.., more to do with personal liberties.
(great link BT)