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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.

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46.

RIKCY BOBBY    

DUDE mileys the ****
shes just a teenager like me trying to live life only thing is she cant with all you people trippin on what she does. so what if she smokes legal or illegal shes rad. hhahahaha
load some dank!

1377 days ago
47.

Mel    

Then why are you wasting your time bashing an 18 yr old? low lifes.

1377 days ago
48.

omg    

I think Miley is going through a tough time or either she is actually trying to get un famous... but i still love her...

1377 days ago
49.

B    

She's one of the biggest pop singers on the planet and you guys are still buying the "Salvia" story? Yeah. Right. She was smoking some of the dankest dankness (my spell checker didn't flag either of those words by the way) on the block. Don't be so gullible. Either way, it doesn't matter! Weed is safer than alcohol and much more fun. Not a fan of hers, but she's allowed to have a good time just like everyone else...Just don't be so dumb and ban cell phones next time. Duh.

1377 days ago
50.

SLITHREN    

Salvia, my butt. She's higher than a kite.

1377 days ago
51.

Holly    

I can't believe someone would film this! Why would a friend of Miley's film her doing that becuase it's obviously risky. I'm thinking that the 'friend' filming this sold it. It's a little fishy that the girl who filmed this, Anna Oliver, was best friends with Demi just before she went to rehab, now she's best friends with Miley and got Miley smoking this shiz.

1377 days ago
52.

Diane    

next is coccaine, then rehab. she'll be next to lohan.

1377 days ago
53.

CeeAnn    

Ok, we all know where this is going! Another young starlet heading down that road! Same story, different day! Wow, celebrities sure are cool!! Not!

1377 days ago
54.

Rachel    

Miley hasn't been a role model for children in a long time. I'm really not surprised by this story at all. She dresses like a prostitute and goes braless in public for crying out loud! Salvia is already banned in Ohio for obvious reasons. I have never done drugs and I don't see the reason that people go to them in the first place. The next thing we know she will be in porn, pregnant or a crack addict. Unfortunately, people have to hit the bottom before they can bounce back. Hopefully for her she straightens everything out before she ruins her career.

1377 days ago
55.

kat    

And this is the person parents want as a role model to their children! What a role model.

1377 days ago
56.

Natalie    

STFU TMZ or else the cops are going to criminalize salvia too and it'll be your effing fault for bringing it to their attention.

1377 days ago
57.

AudiWW    

Prove it was Salvia
It turned into Salvia when this video got out

1377 days ago
58.

anonymous    

this is great. her friend totallly sent this to tmz like a bitch though. miley rules

1377 days ago
59.

Cassssie    

SHE IS SMOKING SALVIA A PLANT GROWN IN MEXICO NOT MARIJUANA

1377 days ago
60.

always    

Just another Lindsay L. Give her a few years and her pictures will show her aging real fast. The writing is on the wall. Another washed up actress.

1377 days ago
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