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Salvia Divinorum (Psycho Sage)

Friday, October 17th, 2008 Salvia Divinorum (Psycho Sage)

Anti-drug organisers are very concerned with the amount of images and videos on the internet in relation to the drug Salvia Divinorum, also known as “psycho sage”. charities have indeed called for the removal of over 5,000 clips showing users praising the effects of the mind altering herb.

Salvia divinorum is a psychoactive plant in the Labiatae family (sometimes called the “mint family”). As of February 2006, Salvia divinorum and its primary active chemical salvinorin A are specifically scheduled or controlled in only a few countries.

Australia was the first country to officially schedule Salvia divinorum and Salvinorin A, and it is now controlled in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Italy, and South Korea as well. There are also a number of U.S. states which have placed some level of control on Salvia divinorum.

The duration of effects depends on the method of consumption and the amount consumed. It has been reported lasting from about 15 minutes to over 3 hours. Generally, smoked salvia effects come on quickly, peak for 5-20 minutes, and then begin to subside. It is also estimated that over 1.8million have used the drug in their lifetime. Some online sellers are making huge profits inexcess of 1,ooo per cent.

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