TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Miley's Herb Salvia

Classified as

'Drug of Concern'

12/10/2010 10:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Miley Cyrus' drug of choice -- salvia -- has been listed as a "drug of concern" by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.

Salvia Effects: What is Salvia
According to the DEA -- salvia is a Mexican herb that can be smoked to "evoke hallucinogenic effects." 

In fact, the DEA states, "Psychic effects include perceptions of bright lights, vivid colors and shapes, as well as body movements and body or object distortions."

But that's not all -- the DEA adds ... other effects include uncontrolled laughter and overlapping realities. Negative physical effects may include incoordination, dizziness, and slurred speech.

According to Scientific American Magazine, the DEA is currently "looking into the drug" to determine if it should be considered "on par" with LSD and heroin.

However, research conducted by several universities -- including Harvard -- show salvia may have some serious medicinal value ... and could help improve treatments for conditions like schizophrenia and addiction.

Dr. Joe Haraszti -- an L.A. psychiatrist -- tells us, "Animal data suggest that salvia is not addictive. But people will try it once and since it's such an intense and unpleasant experience that they will not want to do it again."

The battle over salvia is raging in the scientific community. Currently, it's legal in most U.S. states ... including California.

152 COMMENTS

No Avatar
136.

ZackAttack     

Oh no! Someone ripping a bong, imagine that. It's just weed and I dont see the big deal...she's an 18 year old who has millions. Let her enjoy life the all natural way :) keep token Miley!

1320 days ago
137.

A    

@Celebrities Suck
1st it starts with the Euphoria of Chocolate and then Alcohol in some form, then maybe you smoke something. It does not always lead to cocaine.

1320 days ago
138.

Me    

Miley Stills hot people!!so who cares if she's on drugs or whatevaa!!

1320 days ago
139.

carmen    

Considero que todo lo que te haga salir de el estado normal de una persona es droga, no es posible que podamos tomar una bomba y decir no a pasado nada, asi se comienza creyendo que tenermos el control, cuando ya nos satisfacemos vamos por otra cosa para experimentar nuevas sensaciones.
Chicos no podenmos ir por la vida jugando con nuestro cuerpo y nuestra mente, somos personas dignas y nos temenos que amar a nosotros mismos. Los amigos no son los que te brindan y te llevan a el consumo llamese alcohol, drogas o sexo enfermo. amigo es el que esta en las buenas y malas contigo, disfrutando juntos la vida y sacandole el maximo provecho a la misma. La verdad que he pasado por muchas cosas tanto buenas como malas , he conseguido amistades buenas y malas pero he sabido usar un colador y ser selectivo. Hoy puedo decir que dentro de todos he podido trinfar y sobresalir sobre todas las cosas y juro que no me he llevado un cigarrillo en la boca, nunca he probado droga y no he tenido sexo enfermiso. Solo tengo en la vida amor, pasion y ganas se segir luchandola tanto en el trabajo como en el estudio.
Estoy triste porque mi hija de 8 años es admiradora de MILEI CYRUS tanto como persona como del personaje de Hanna, aun no se ha enterado del problema de Milei, eso psicamente le afectaria y a la edad de ella solo quiero que en su mente este por ahora la inorancia de la infacia, la imaginacion, la ternura y la transparencia de su corazón.

1319 days ago
140.

jamie     

ppl just need to leave her alone if its legal in cali then that means she can do it so stop making such a big fuss about it the girl was just having some fun for once

1319 days ago
141.

g    

what the **** you are all bad people!!!

1317 days ago
142.

Laura     

Salvia is sage. Native Americans wore it to banish evil spirits. But if smoking it makes it an hallucinogenic drug, it should be a controlled substance. No good can come of keeping it legal, other than for it's use in cooking (where I assume it is harmless?)

1314 days ago
143.

Abbie    

Yea so what if she's a PotHead! She effin enjoying herself! **** I hate people that all they do is TALK ****, how about the media sticfk with the stuff that is really important, like effin proverty, terrorist, or men that beat their wife! :( it's sad that that's what the media is all about destroying the lives of those who actually can do stuff for us, our fellow Americans that with their talent help the United States and the world a better place! ;) << Thank God the world isn't going to end in 2012, but what if it did, we have to enjoy our last days!>>

1313 days ago
144.

jordan    

I like how the DEA admits there are alternate realities

1313 days ago
145.

shaundiin!    

go miley.

1306 days ago
146.

angela    

i personally love miley. but she is completely out of control. she is spiraling down. shes going to be the next Lindsey. she is no longer a child star. she blew it. and did you guys hear about he "new" scandal with nude photos with another girl. CRAZYYYY! ugh! she bothers me becuase she haD everything going for her but she screwed it up just like so many other teens in "the spotlight" so over it.

1301 days ago
147.

Lrod    

ok serously im 33 smoked all my life and have never in my whole life have i done cocaine so ? it doesnt always lead to worse drugs sorry.

1301 days ago
148.

alisha66    

Salvia, or the sage, is a large genus of plants, encompassing hundreds of the species grown for culinary and the ornamental purposes. Many garden supply stores carry several salvia species, differentiating between purely ornamental salvia and plants which can be used for cooking. All of the plants are characterized by the upright flower stalks with clusters of often brightly colored flowers, along with square stems and the slender grey green to bright green leaves. When salvia is planted in an area it likes, the plant will flourish and reseed itself with little care.
http://www.simplehealthguide.com/what-is-salvia/

1300 days ago
149.

jose borges    

all of you kids are dumb salvia is not pot you ****ing retards its two different things she was smoking salvia sumone thats high doesnt act like this i would know because i myself smoke all the time especially sense i was 13 so kids get your **** straight **** all she wants to do is have fun so let miley be

1282 days ago
150.

Jesss    

ok i smoke weed and it isnt making me want to try ecstasy or any other drug. i like weed and salvia sounds like bad ****. screw other drugs. no one whos 13 and up i can garuntee even looks up to this stoner. i hate all that **** about weed apparantly driving people mad. its a calming drug dumb****s! not an enraging drug! god y arent cigs illegal? those things cause cancer and weed helps fight it! holy ****ing god! also a personal opinion: mileys a whore salvia smoker. gay fake ass weed.

1278 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web