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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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76.

walter rogers    

This was salvia not weed retards,look how fast the effects came on.There are other trippy plants on the planet besides weed youknow.

1329 days ago
77.

walter rogers    

This was salvia not weed retards,look how fast the effects came on.There are other trippy plants on the planet besides weed youknow.

1329 days ago
78.

Nicolette    

I think she got caught on purpose and wants to look badass. She thinks she can strip her Disney kid image, but no matter what she does she'll always be Hannah Montana. In fact, the headline of the story should be "Hannah Montana parties with bong." Seems much more appropriate.

1329 days ago
79.

jp    

You go girl

1329 days ago
80.

G    

@20

Pot and Cocaine are not in the same class, Coke is a C II drug, and weed a C I. Which means the feds say its more harmful, and is more addicting, and has NO medical properties. Its BS either way, and totally not true.

They have wasted so much money on this "war on drugs" and failed, legalizing it at this point would be them showing a sign of defeat

And alcohol would be the true gateway drug, as teens start drinking before they start smoking.

1329 days ago
81.

Real    

to see if it's on par with LSD and Heroin, good grief Heroin and LSD couldn't be farther apart.

1329 days ago
82.

Emma    

It's too bad that these kids who grow up in the lime-light can't make mistakes and look like asstards as every other teenager does. Because that's how you learn and become an adult, by doing stupid things like smoking salvia, the most pointless drug ever. If she's smart, she'll develop a nice drinking habit to cope with stress of making millions of dollars on reruns while she lays around and feels sorry for herself.

1329 days ago
83.

campy    

I'm sad too. I haven't even had the chance to try that stuff yet.


WOOOOOOOOOOO!!! YEAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!! PARTYYYYYYYYYYY!!!

1329 days ago
84.

Concerned Mom    

Dr. Joe Haraszti maybe needs to watch Miley's video! Doesn't look like an unpleasant experience to me. Actually I am sad, and upset with TMZ for posting this video. My 14 yr old daugther loves Miley and has always looked up to her. From this video it looks like Miley is having fun. What am I supposed to tell my daughter?

1329 days ago
85.

crd    

cigarettes are not worse then marijuana. mary jane is in fact worse. one joint is equal to 12 cigarettes in how it makes your heart, brain and blood work. ask your doctor.

i dont care if miley is a pot head or not. every one has or will experiment. shes eighteen its not uncommon. its a big deal because shes in the public eye.

also, this dea looking into salvia like lsd or heroin is a ****ing joke and our tax money should not be used for rediculous things such as this. get a clue

1329 days ago
86.

buzzzz    

lets all go toke with miley! WOOOOOH!

1329 days ago
87.

ashjmc    

I understand that there is effect to this drug, having done it myself. But for me the effects lasted about 5 minutes. Once the hallucinations were done, that was it. To me is so far from being compared to LSD or Heroin.

1329 days ago
88.

indio    

i do not see anything wrong with this...
i think that this is a good thing, because maybe she just needed to relieve some stress.
dnt hate on her because she knows wassuuuppp!
so run and tell that... HOMEBOY!

1329 days ago
89.

teebag    

Salvia is out of your system in a matter of minutes. A very quick and intense high with some strange side effects that are disorienting, but completely harmless as long as you know what to expect and aren't driving etc. And to the idiots that think smoking pot leads to cocaine use.... REALLY?! are you kidding me? As far as I'm concerned if it's organic, it should be legal. We spend way too much time, money and resources putting people behind bars for NOTHING. Alcohol and cigarettes kill more people than pot or saliva for that matter EVER WILL.

1329 days ago
90.

Sonja    

She smoked pot, not salvia.. they said saliva because it's not currently a controlled substance.. of course NOW it will be... thank Miley. Saliva is an occasional 'trip' that gives you ...well a pretty intense hallucinogenic trip.. the good point.. it only lasts about 7-15 mins. Sadly saying she was smoking saliva is just a cop out because saliva is not illegal right now.

Annoying thing is .. if we are going to make legal drugs illegal based on celebs that abuse them then Aderal, Ambian and Vicodin should be striped from the market due to abuse issues by celebs.

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