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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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121.

DNA    

Miley's beautiful and smart. She'll be even smarter if she reads The Salvia divinorum User's Guide http://www.sagewisdom.org/usersguide.html
from The Salvia divinorum Research and Information Center.
http://www.sagewisdom.org
Salvia divinorum is an extraordinary herb used in shamanism, divination, healing, meditation, and the exploration of consciousness.
It should always be used in a thoughtful, intelligent manner, and only by responsible adults that are of sound mind and clear intent.
"The purpose of these sacraments is to purify, and to open the road. When it opens,
it's as clear as the blue sky, and the stars at night are as bright as suns."
—Aurelia Aurora Catarino (Mazatec shaman)

Everyone, especially her dad Billy Ray, would benefit by a thorough reading of The Salvia divinorum User's Guide http://www.sagewisdom.org/usersguide.html
Please do. Perhaps you or a friend got a Salvia divinorum cutting, or maybe you bought dried leaves, an extract, or a living plant. If so, you need to read this guide. It was written to teach you how to work with this herb in a way that is personally rewarding, and how to do so as safely as possible. It will also teach you how to grow and care for your own Salvia divinorum plants.
Salvia divinorum is an extraordinary visionary herb. It is not a recreational drug. It produces a profoundly introspective state of awareness that is useful for meditation, contemplation, and self-reflection. Its effects are unique and cannot be compared with the effects of other drugs. The effects of Salvia do not appeal to many people (young or old). The people who are most drawn to it are both mature and philosophically minded. Beware of inaccurate information. There are many unethical vendors who try to lure naive customers by portraying the effects of Salvia as more appealing than they are. The news media often sensationalizes stories about Salvia, exaggerating its effects, risks, and popularity. Much of what has appeared in the popular press is inaccurate and misleading. Salvia is not "legal pot." It is not "legal acid." It is not a substitute for any other drug. Before trying Salvia, it is important that you know about its effects, appropriate uses, and the potential risks associated with irresponsible use.

Do NOT use Salvia until you have read through this guide. Salvia is unique. You cannot make assumptions about its effects based on experiences you may have had with other herbs or drugs. Salvia has much to offer: fascinating psychoactive effects, sensual enhancement, magical journeys, enchantment, apparent time travel, philosophical insights, spiritual experiences, and perhaps even healing and divination. It should not be used casually. It should always be used in a thoughtful, intelligent manner, and only by responsible adults that are of sound mind and clear intent.

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1224 days ago
122.

mandojc    

Is not what she is smoking but the fact of the act, as mentioned by others here, it starts with a “bong” then other drugs, I don’t care for her just the fact that tons of kids follow her, she sets a bad example to them. I agree, open communication with your kids will help them guide them the right path and help them understand right from wrong, but her actions don’t help AT ALL…

1224 days ago
123.

Ronald Rodriguez    

While drug addicts make fun with their addiction, in Central and South America their addiction money is used by drug cartels to create CHAOS, like: murders, corruption, forced displacement, genocide, etc. DRUGS should be legalized in way that a PUBLIC HEALTH ENTITY should take "care" of drug addicts, giving it freely, so their money doesn't go to cartels.! In this way, we prevent children getting drugs.

1224 days ago
124.

AC    

Is not what she is smoking but the fact of the act, as mentioned by others here, it starts with a “bong” then other drugs, and so on. I don’t care for her just the fact that tons of kids follow her, she sets a bad example to them. I agree, open communication with your kids will help them guide them the right path and help them understand right from wrong, but her actions don’t help AT ALL…

1224 days ago
125.

mary    

Please!! Please let us not allow entertainers such as Miley Cyrus to be role models for our young and so very impressionable girls. Send a message for such entertainers by boycotting all enterprises that endorse them. Starting with Disney. Let us bring decency back and endorse those that know as to what is acceptable.

1224 days ago
126.

manjo    

Really people.....? How do we even know WHAT substance is in the bong? My point is this, young children idolize her and if she wants to do stupid s*** like this, THEN DON'T PUT IT ON VIDEO FOR SOMEONE TO GET A HOLD OF AND SHOW THE WORLD! She needs to show a bit more respect and demonstrate responsibility to the young (and older) fans that made her a star!

1224 days ago
127.

Cindy    

I was so dispointed when I saw Miley smoking from a very large Crack Pipe. The Salvia drug is nothing more than leagalized 'Crack'. The simularity between Salvia, and Marijuana surpised me. A pipe is used to smoke Salvia, and Crack Cocaine, with both drugs, the euphoria dosen't last very long, and with both of these drugs you are only happy as long as you are smoking the drug. So if it walks like a duck, and talks like a duck, it must be a Crack Head.

1224 days ago
128.

relax    

Leave her alone.
Everyone should try pot twice, then we can all have a real conversation about it.
-don't dis it till you've tried it

1224 days ago
129.

SHUTUP    

SALVIA is NOT POT, you stupid ****ers!
In fact, this may be the singlemost if ONLY cool thing that Miley ****ing CYRUS has ever done. Salvia is a very interesting and LEGAL drug (in many parts). A lot of people can't handle the effects of it, but in no way does it actually make it ALWAYS UNPLEASANT. youtube is filled with videos of people screaming after their ****head friends give it to them unknowingly. It is powerful and if you don't respect it, it will **** you up.

1224 days ago
130.

Robert    

Smoking tough!

1224 days ago
131.

cowbell    

Miley, Miley, Miley! Didn't Phelps teach you anything? Everyone leave their phones and cameras in the bucket by the door...

1223 days ago
132.

LaTina    

One: I don't understand why they are being so critical of a 18 year old smoking anything. It just so happen that our generation is experimenting with drugs. (Sucks but hey thats life.) All this shows is though she is a pop star, Miley is still human like all of us.

Two: I have smoked weed before & though I don't do it now, I don't and never will try cocaine. Thats just stupid. So whoever said cocaine is next is stupid.

Three: I really like Miley Cyrus and I hope she stays strong. Because the media is really going to try to drag her name through hell and back!

1223 days ago
133.

Mark    

Learn the truth about salvia, http://www.salviatruth.com/

1223 days ago
134.

Amanda    

DIRECTED TO EVERY STUPID/IGNORANT/RETARDED AMERICAN:
You fail USA. And also Im tired of all this bull**** what the **** if she does Salvia or pot or whatever... who the **** cares... and to all does morons who voted salvia is more dangerous than alcohol... YOU are RETARDED!! Legalize weed legalize drugs.. everyone is going to benefit from it. also this.. very smart guy.
TMZ:

You knew this was a publicity stunt. You're not that stupid. Pictures "leak" of Miley Cyrus doing something that looks illegal, but is not, conveniently timed with her ongoing re-imaging as an adult celebrity. You knew this was faked from the start.

NOW THOUGH, all the idiots in the world, many of whom are in this comment thread, who can't see through an obvious stunt like this because for some reason they still trust any news source that exists, are eating this up and turning it into an actual issue. Do you see how you feed the fires of stupidity in this country by acting in compliance with this click-chasing, fame-juicing pseudo-news?

And now you include a statement by a former public official that you were not at all required to print. He no longer holds office, he's incapable of doing anything about this issue, and he's also apparently too stupid to realize he's being manipulated by the Miley Cyrus camp. And you do this in the name of simulating a public debate? Of actually creating yet another pointless divisive issue for people to pump their conflict glands over?

Please for the love of Christ, stop. Find something that isn't a complete farce to generate traffic for your website. You're an embarrassment.

1223 days ago
135.

jessica    

my hero! she is badass

1223 days ago
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