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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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Smoking a big hit of Salvia is like taking a really intense 2-minute LSD trip. It's WAY stronger than marijuana. I didn't even know who or where I was when I tried Salvia.

1411 days ago


So if it's salvia I think big f*in deal! Anyone who has smoked it before knows that it's a trip but it only lasts 3-5 mins and it is so intense not very fun.

If it's weed big deal! She could be doing worse! Next time Miley don't let your idiot friends video you for the world to see!!!

1411 days ago

B. Pesche    

OMG! Lady not POT! Extreme care should be used when experimenting with Salvia D. Lady S.(Salvia D.) can be extremely dangerous when used inappropriately and disrespectfully. Lady S. is not a party thing! Lady S. can take you places that are not of this dimension. Fortunately, Miley was nowhere near that experience. Treat Lady S. with respect and only share her in a quiet and darkened place so you may experience her in all her glory. Not intended for childs play!
Do not associate it with pot, which is childs play, in comparison to Lady S. Beware Miley, and anyone disrespecting the use of SD, it could bite you back. Shame on the videographer!

1411 days ago


I believe she's stupid for letting her friends record her because her brand is affected since it's directed towards children then businesswise it was a stupid PR move. Nevertheless she's an adult now, salvia is legal, so she hasn't broken any law. Even goody two shoes need to experiment to formulate their own opinions of life to become adults. If this is all she's done then I don't think it's such a huge difference to what kids do these days but she is put on blast because of her status. If she's smoked salvia I'm pretty sure she's drank, boned, smoked weed. etc. get over it. Maybe this situation will embarrass her and scare her straight.. maybe this will change the direction of her career from just being a goody two shoes made up character. I think the people judging are stuck in fantasyland with their kids watching Hannah Montana and forget there is a real life beyond what we are sold in entertainment.

1411 days ago


For the person that said it starts with marijuana, you have either never used it or your just plain ignorant. It starts with alcohol and tobacco, not weed. tobacco can kill you, unlike marijuana. If you use a vaporizer, then there are no negative effects of THC on the body whatsoever.

1411 days ago


So, until several hundred, or several THOUSAND people die needlesly because some clown drove down the highway at 70 mph under the influence of this "herb", and kills somebody "accidentally", it's okay to smoke it?

1410 days ago


a Dui or DWi are not what's being talked about here. I don't believe it's ever ok to operate heavy machinery under any influence of legal, illegal or even prescribed drugs but since we are on the subject of DUI prevention why does public transportation in California never run after bars are closed when people are most likely to drive intoxicated... the amount of money made from public transportation will never amount to the amount of money made for the city from DUi's/DWI's.. as much as it's sugar coated, it's all about cash.

1410 days ago

Too Cool    

The video was funny. I think people should just leave her alone. I mean she's 18 now she can do whatever she wants. & HEY everyone has to try some pot once in their life ;)

1410 days ago


This is a good example of why pot should be legalized. People keep going to these "alternatives" that are actually dangerous to use but since the government hasn't regulated it yet are legal. Pot on the other hand is only dangerous if someone decides to go driving after smoking.


Your an idiot!

There are no stories about weed smokers killing people on the Highway.

Thats because you drive 2mph within the speed limit and are always on the lookout for cops!

I rather have everybody smoking weed, then driving versus talking on their cells or texting!

1410 days ago


Gateway Drug. What a load of crap. I knew kids in High school who use pot an never moved to hard drugs. EVERYONE in college used it, at least socially. In Grad school and law school, same thing. Doctors, lawyers, scientists, even Nobel Prize winners are on the list. Using pot was hardly a hindrance to success.

Using pot, or salvia (which IS NOT addictive), is no more a gateway to hard drugs than taking a drink is to alcoholism. Get a clue and stop the ignorant scaremongering.

As for Miley Cyrus, leave her alone to grow up and have fun. Geez, if drinking alcohol or taking a hit made you a problem, we all would have been in rehab before we were 20!

1410 days ago

gianne cyprian    

dear mily crus im your biggest fan how could you do this to your fans such a shame you made me cry i thought you were a good girl and sweat well you are sweat but i thout you woudint do drugs i thou you were beter than that i mean im still your fan but can you just stop please your freind gianne cyprian i just wish you were the same and not hipt up from that stuff sincrly your friend gianne cyprian im 8 yaers old by
gianne cyprian

1410 days ago


Hey I don't really see what the big deal is about this i mean she's 18.She's allowed to do whatever she wants to.Like shoudlnt everyone have the chance whether or not to see if they want to be a pothead.I mean thats what I heard.I don't do the stuff myself.Also you need to think this: How do you think Miley feels about all this? For example being backstabed by the friend who made that video.My last thing I want to say is Miley I hope you have a good life and all but be smart and don't screw it up by doing drugs.

1410 days ago


Thank g_d the DEA hasn't seen those videos of people drinking alcohol. The medical issues associated with it and the accidents people get into when they consume it. Shhesh. Oh wait, oh yeah it's taxed so the goebament makes money. Well, those tobacco products are probably on their hit list next. Wait... oh yeah they tax those too. Hrm, so why are they looking into a substance most people have never heard of?

1409 days ago

People Suck    

Leave her alone, look I don't like her music or whatever.. but a lot of 17, 18 year old kids do the same.. if you are worried about your kids doing it because hannah montanah/miley cyrus is smoking whatever it is she is smoking, then talk to your kids and explain to them that it is wrong and get over it.. she's just experimenting like everyone does, the only difference is that the poor girl can't even have a life without being in the media the next day.. She will make mistakes, she will lie.. she's 18!!! She's not perfect, and she does not have any obligation to be.. and if is really salvia, then is not even illegal...

1409 days ago


Marijuana is worse then cigarettes that's how I know. people have been smoked cigarettes lots of time. everything that people gte and somked that **** F**k you guys! drugs are bad for your teeth and body things.

people are stupid some F**K drugs people.

1409 days ago
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