AB 1041 — Wildlife: white sage: taking and possession by Assemblymember Ramos | Cal Parks

Our Position



Now a two-year bill; Legislature will take it up again in January 2024

Would prohibit uprooting, removing, or harvesting white sage from state or local public lands. 

Position Statement

Southern California and northern Baja are the only regions where white sage – a sacred plant to indigenous Californians – occurs naturally. The plant has also become a trendy New Age sensation, leading to widespread and destructive poaching.