Drug Enforcement Agency, Salvia Divinorum
and Salvinorin A (2010), available at http://www.
It also would classify selling Salvia divinorum
as Class A misdemeanor, a milder offense than previously proposed.
6% of those surveyed had even heard of Salvia divinorum
is a hallucinogen, and Nowak's clients have described the high as a cross between taking ecstasy and LSD.
DS Simpson added: 'Stall holders who sell Salvia Divinorum
at festivals will be told not to as there have been reports of people falling ill .
Interestingly, Salvia divinorum
is structurally different from the prototypical psychoactive substances, LSD and mescaline, which act at serotonin receptors (Roth 2002).
In a 1962 leaflet published by Harvard University's Botanical Museum, Wasson announced "a new Mexican psychotropic drug from the mint family" that he and his colleagues dubbed Salvia divinorum
The Salvia Divinorum
Research and Information Center's Web site says Salvia is an herb used in divination, healing, meditation and the exploration of consciousness.
Hallucinogenic Salvia Divinorum
is sold in alternative health shops and is totally legal.
is a natural substance extracted from sage plants.
The most readily available legal high is the potent psychedelic herb Salvia Divinorum
, which has been banned in Australia and Italy.
In February 2008, police opened an investigation into the potential health hazards of a psychoactive herb - Salvia divinorum
- sold on the internet in Lithuania.