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Video: Salvia, Day of Reckoning

“After Salvia expert Rak Razam tells the Brothers Beng how sacred Salvia Divinorum can be, the dudes smoke it and understand.” video

May 12, 2009 Read More

Early charge of Salvia possession dropped

April 07, 2009 HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies in southwest Ohio thought they were making a landmark bust when they invoked a new law making the sale and possession of a hallucinogenic plant illegal. It turns out they were a day early. Butler County Sheriff Rick Jones sent out a news release Monday touting […]

April 8, 2009 Read More

Salvia book online and updated FAQ

Erowid published a 250-page book containing a huge number of quotes, excerpts, facts, experiences, and references about Salvia divinorum that originally appeared in The Entheogen Review magazine. You can read the book online here: Salvia divinorum and Salvinorin A: The Best of The Entheogen Review 1992–2000, Second Edition. March 10 Erowid also updated its Frequently […]

March 31, 2009 Read More

Salvia concerns ‘balderdash’

Prohibition: Banning drugs gives gangsters another trade item Re: Minty herb sparks concerns, Observer, Feb. 4 “They think it’s a fun time but it’s a very dangerous drug. What are the long-term effects of Salvia?” Saliva is non-toxic, non-addictive, and nowhere near enough fun to be habit forming. It is yet to kill anyone, yet […]

February 17, 2009 Read More

Is Salvia a Miracle Drug?

Some researchers argue against criminalizing the psychedelic, saying that it could help treat various ailments, including cancer, HIV, and addiction. by Tom Spring Many parents and legislators view the popular psychedelic Salvia divinorum as a public health menace. But the drug has an unlikely set of supporters: scientists. Many medical researchers view the plant as […]

February 3, 2009 Read More

Saving Salvia

An explosion of noisy YouTube videos endangers the sanctity of a visionary herb by Adam Elenbaas In a traditional Mazatec vision quest ceremony, before eating the psychoactive herb Salvia Divinorum — Latin for “sage of the seers” — a shaman gives you a series of instructions. First, he explains, the spirit of Salvia Divinorum is […]

December 16, 2008 Read More

Salvia divinorum from A to Z

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Salvia divinorum. The following podcasts of the Entheogenic Evolution are all about Salvia divinorum. We hear ethnobotanist and pharmacognosist Daniel Siebert, who studied this plant for 20 years and was the first to identify Salvinorin A as the main psychoactive compound in Salvia. His website and his […]

December 9, 2008 Read More

Dr. Phil on the use of Salvia divinorum

November 11 Phil McGraw, better known as “Dr. Phil”, dedicated a program to the usage of Salvia divinorum, titled “Risky Teen Behavior.” As was apparent from the announcement, Dr. Phil and his research team know very little about Salvia. For example, according to the announcement for the show Salvia can be snorted, which is actually […]

November 12, 2008 Read More

A Salvia divinorum horror story

A Salvia divinorum horror story by Eugene Schoenfeld When mind-altering substances like psychedelics produce unpleasant experiences – “bad trips” or worse – the real cause is often not so much the drug itself, but “dosing.” In street slang, “dosing” does not refer to the normal medical administration of measured amounts of a drug. Instead, the […]

November 10, 2008 Read More

Salvia to be banned in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts House of Representatives approved and sent to the Senate a proposal classifying Salvia Divinorum as a class C substance and making its use illegal in Massachusetts. Supporters of the ban said that Salvia, already banned in eight states, is an increasingly popular and dangerous mind-altering drug that produces hallucinations and long-term perception disorders […]

October 20, 2008 Read More
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