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Hallucinogenic plant salvia divinorum at a glance
Date: Thursday, March 27, 2008 @ 15:55:45 EDT
Topic: Drugs

NAME: Salvia divinorum

NICKNAMES: Salvia, Sally-D, Magic Mint, Diviner's Sage, Maria Pastora, Sage of the Seers, Lady Salvia, Purple Sticky, Sage.

REPORTED EFFECTS: Hallucinogenic effects that last up to one hour, out-of-body experiences, loss of motor coordination and awareness of surroundings, loss of consciousness, uncontrolled laughter.

HOW IT'S USED: Smoked, chewed, made into tea, smoked in water pipes.

ORIGIN: Native to Oaxaca, Mexico, and used by Mazatec Indians in healing rituals.

STATES THAT HAVE RESTRICTED SALVIA AS OF DECEMBER 2007: Delaware, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee.

STATES THAT ARE CONSIDERING OR HAVE CONSIDERED BANNING SALVIA: Alabama, Alaska, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Sources: Florida House of Representatives report, December 2007, and The Associated Press


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