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  • Documentary on Salvia divinorum in crowdfunding

    August 11, 2015

    Understanding nature’s most mysterious psychoactive plant. A young team of anthropologists and film makers led by Roberto López Mélinchon are working on a new ethnographic documentary, simply ti...

  • Man claims salvia cured his 5 year depression

    July 28, 2014

    July 28, 2014 - Man claims salvia cured his 5 year depression These days, it’s rare to find stories on salvia in the news. For better or worse, the plant remains a relatively unknown drug except i...

  • Researchers investigate Salvia as habit breaker

    July 25, 2013

    July 25, 2013 - New Zealand researchers looking to tweak Salvia for use as habit breaker Ever since the structure of the 'salvia receptor' was solved (see this article), researchers are increasingl...

  • Study examines effects of Salvia

    June 5, 2013

    June 5, 2013 - Study examines effects of Salvia In what is believed to be the first controlled human study of the effects of salvinorin A, researchers gathered a greater understanding of the effec...

  • Cooking with Salvia (amongst other psychedelics)

    April 10, 2013

    April 10, 2013 - Cooking with Salvia (amongst other psychedelics) Chef Misha Sukyas (literally) adds another dimension to his cooking by incorporating exotic (and psychedelic) ingredients such as S...

  • Salvia ban wagon marches on

    March 4, 2013

    From 2009 onwards, more and more states (and countries) have banned Salvia. With currently only 18 US states which have not passed legislation regulating Salvia divinorum and/or salvinorin A. The medi...

  • Salvia legal status update 2013

    January 24, 2013

    January 24, 2013 - Salvia legal status update 2013 The future is not looking very bright for Sally D - at least not in the USA. There are currently only 19 states left that allow adults to legally...

  • Researcher on psilocybin and salvinorin A research

    December 20, 2012

    December 20, 2012 - Matthew Johnson PhD on psilocybin and salvinorin A research In a talk by Matthew Johnson, PhD at the John Hopkins University (USA) that was filmed during the ICPR 2012 he descri...

  • One in Ten British Students Admit to Taking Salvia

    November 15, 2012

    November 15, 2012 One in Ten British Students Admit to Taking Salvia According to a recent British survey, Salvia divinorum has been tried by almost one in ten university students. The Universi...

  • Conference on psychedelics held in USA

    October 30, 2012

    October 30, 2012 - First university sponsored conference on psychedelics held in United States Psychedemia, the first psychedelics conference to be sponsored by a university in the United States, c...

  • New Study Shows Salvia’s Anti-inflammatory effects

    September 9, 2012

    September 9, 2012 - New Study Shows Salvia Exerts Potent Anti-inflammatory Effects Recent research has shed light on some fascinating properties of the main active ingredient in Salvia divinorum, S...

  • How Does Salvia Divinorum Work?

    August 7, 2012

    July 19, 2012 - How Does Salvia Divinorum Work? We recently came across an article where the mechanism of Salvia is explained. It is based on the recent findings of researchers regarding the struct...

  • Thriller based on Salvia announced

    June 14, 2012

    June 6, 2012 Thriller based on Salvia announced Film production company Imedi Films has announced their latest production, titled 'The Salvia Experiment'. It is currently in pre-production. From th...

  • Scientists determine 3D structure of kappa opioid

    March 20, 2012

    March 20, 2012:Scientists determine 3D atomic structure of kappa opioid recepter In a recent study that was published in Nature magazine, researchers mention the active compound in Salvia divinorum...

  • Salvia battling drug addiction?

    January 17, 2012

    Researchers at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, are focussing on Salvia divinorum as part of their research into anti-addiction compounds that may ultimately form the basis of medic...

  • Various “new” lectures by Terence McKenna online!

    December 28, 2011

    December 28, 2011: Various "new" lectures by Terence McKenna online! The late Terence McKenna was an author, lecturer and psychedelic explorer who took a great interest in the then recently discove...

  • Salvia remains legal in Texas (..for now)

    June 16, 2011

    For the third time in a row, a Texas lawmaker's attempt to ban sales of Salvia divinorum did not make it at the Capitol. Rep. Charles Anderson, in an interview following the legislative session tha...

  • The salvia ban wagon keeps on rolling

    April 27, 2011

    April 27, 2011: The salvia ban wagon keeps on rolling In the futile war on drugs, lawmakers throughout the world (but mostly in the US) are still trying to outlaw Salvia divinorum. Synthetic 'baths...

  • Canada to ban salvia?

    February 23, 2011

    February 23, 2011: Canada to ban salvia? Currently listed as a 'natural health product', legislators in Canada are taking steps to ban salvia aka the 'Miley Cyrus party drug' (yes, this is the actu...

  • Rumours and speculations surrounding Salvia

    January 26, 2011

    January 26, 2011:Rumours and speculations surrounding Salvia divinorum The Miley Cyrus bong 'incident', K2 and Jared Loughner. All have been associated with salvia divinorum in the media. However,...

  • Miley Cyrus’ bong video puts Salvia back in news

    December 14, 2010

    The recently leaked video footage of teenage pop singer Miley Cyrus hitting the bong, which allegedly contained Salvia, has led to Salvia divinorum being all over the news again. Other than a - short...

  • Salvia illegal in Canada, but still being sold

    November 11, 2010

    November 11, 2010: Salvia illegal in Canada, but still being sold Last month, Canada banned the sales of Salvia divinorum. However, Health Canada is not enforcing the law, and salvia is still widel...

  • Taking care of your Salvia plant in fall/winter

    September 24, 2010

    With temperatures dropping and the days getting shorter, it is time to think a few steps ahead to make sure your salvia plants will safely make it through the winter season. As you may know, Sally D d...

  • More bans and more wrong assumptions

    August 26, 2010

    Following 20 states and numerous cities in North Texas, the posession and sale of salvia is no longer allowed in Dallas. In a statement, Dallas mayor Tom Lennert explains: "More and more kids are...

  • States abuse the rise of synthetic cannabinoid smo

    July 15, 2010

    July 15: States abuse the rise of synthetic cannabinoid smoking blends to ban Salvia In many states, smoking blends such as Spice and K2 are under scrutiny, since they have been found to contain sy...

  • City forces shop-owner to remove salvia from shelf

    July 10, 2010

    We came across this remarkable news story from the Canadian town of Trail, where a local pawnshop was summoned by the city to cease the sales of salvia divinorum, because of 'concerns'. “Informed...

  • US Air Force bans Salvia

    June 17, 2010

    Members of the US Air Force are no longer allowed to seek new highs through any substances “that are inhaled, injected, consumed, or introduced into the body in any manner to alter mood or function”...

  • Minnesota House votes to ban salvia

    May 17, 2010

    In addition to numerous other states, the state of Minnesota (US) is now also targeting salvia. A bill has been introduced that would make selling salvia a gross misdemeanor and possession a misdemean...

  • Salvia divinorum: effects and use among YouTube us

    April 23, 2010

    It appears people posting videos of them tripping on salvia has a use after all; psychologists at San Diego State University have studied the behavioral effects of Salvia using YouTube video footage....

  • Salvia ban a burn to science

    March 26, 2010

    In an excellent article published on Minnesota Daily, John Brown clearly lays out why Salvia should not be prohibited. His article comes in reaction to a recent bill in Minnesota that would make Salvi...

  • Wisconsin governor approves ban on salvia

    March 4, 2010

    Wisconsin is the latest state in the US to ban salvia divinorum. The Senate passed a Democratic-authored bill that prohibits the manufacture and distribution of Salvia divinorum. Violators would face...

  • John Hopkins Salvia states of consciousness study

    January 9, 2010

    January 9, 2010, John Hopkins Salvia states of consciousness research study The JHU Salvia Study somehow slipped under our radar. It did not receive much press, and little of it can be found online...

  • Do vaporizers work with Salvia Divinorum?

    December 8, 2009

    December 8, 2009: Do vaporizers work with Salvia Divinorum? We already mentioned this subject on the Usage section of our website, but now the friendly folks at Erowid took the efforts to collect s...

  • The Salvia Ban Wagon

    November 20, 2009

    The Salvia Ban Wagon November 20, 2009 While the scare mongering of the media regarding salvia continues, more and more articles countering these often full of lies and prejudicial containing pi...

  • Salvia Neither ‘Party Drug’ Nor Threat

    November 4, 2009

    Salvia neither "party drug" nor threat Travis Erbacher Salvia Divinorum is a plant that has seen shamanic use as a visionary sacrament in Mexico and South America for centuries. It is a unique d...

  • How Freedom Dies: Salvia Divinorum

    October 8, 2009

    October 8, 2009: How Freedom Dies: Salvia Divinorum The picture story (click image to enlarge) of Salvia divinorum demonstrates how anecdotal evidence is bizarrely abused to create and...

  • MPs want to ban Salvia and other ‘legal highs’

    September 16, 2009

    September 16, 2009: (UK) MPs want to ban Salvia and other ‘legal highs’ A British MP who believes Salvia is an extremely dangerous drug, and who has been lobbying for four years to try and ban th...

  • Salvia on Schedule: Law, Medicine and a Hallucinog

    July 21, 2009

    As the source of the most powerful natural hallucinogen known, salvia is drawing scrutiny from U.S. authorities who want to restrict this Mexican herb, now used recreation­ally by some. But neuro­sc...

  • Salvia and persistent psychosis

    July 2, 2009

    Psychiatry online reports on what appears to be the first confirmed case of salvia precipitated persistant psychosis. Doctors suspect the patient was genetically predisposed to schizophrenia. Details...

  • Salvia to be banned in North Carolina

    June 16, 2009

    A bill that would outlaw the psychoactive herb Salvia divinorum has passed the state Senate, prompting consumers to rush to buy it legally. Senate Bill 138, sponsored by Sen. Bill Purcell, D-Laurin...

  • Video: Salvia, Day of Reckoning

    May 12, 2009

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

  • Early charge of Salvia possession dropped

    April 8, 2009

    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 pl...

  • Salvia book online and updated FAQ

    March 31, 2009

    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...

  • Salvia concerns ‘balderdash’

    February 17, 2009

    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...

  • Is Salvia a Miracle Drug?

    February 3, 2009

    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 vie...

  • Saving Salvia

    December 16, 2008

    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 Divinoru...

  • Salvia divinorum from A to Z

    December 9, 2008

    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 S...

  • Dr. Phil on the use of Salvia divinorum

    November 12, 2008

    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 researc...

  • A Salvia divinorum horror story

    November 10, 2008

    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 th...

  • Salvia to be banned in Massachusetts

    October 20, 2008

    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...

  • California bans sale of Salvia to minors

    July 25, 2008

    No longer will children be permitted to buy a hallucinogenic drug that has been readily available in California. Legislation to ban the sale of Salvia divinorum to minors was signed Tuesday by Gov....

  • Salvia Becoming ‘Drug du Jour’ for Some Teens

    June 27, 2008

    Hallucinogenic Herb Salvia divinorum Causes Concern as Young Adults Use It to Get a Cheap High By Don Fernandez From: WebMD Health News June 27, 2008 -- Salvia has been smoked for centuries by...

  • Salvia illegal in Florida

    June 12, 2008

    Florida has banned Salvia divinorum. In fact it bans all "hallucinogenic herbs". This means the hallucinatory (the psychedelic or entheogenic) experience is off limits to human beings living in that s...

  • Years In Prison for Buying Salvia on eBay

    May 7, 2008

    07 May 2008 - Drug War Chronicle In what is likely the first arrest for possession of salvia divinorum anywhere in the nation -- and definitely a first in North Dakota -- a Bismarck man now faces yea...

  • Brain’s Reaction To Salvia Explored

    April 28, 2008

    Brain's Reaction To Potent Hallucinogen Salvia Explored April 28 2008, The Science Daily Brain-imaging studies performed in animals at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National L...

  • Salvia Divinorum: Old Psychedelic Drug, New Appeal

    April 28, 2008

    Salvia Divinorum: Old Psychedelic Drug, New Appeal April 28 2008, Los Angeles Times By Shari Roan It's been almost 50 years since a generation of young people were urged to "Turn on, tune in...

  • Nothing to fear

    April 7, 2008

    By BRENDAN McNAMARA Guest Editorial for www.pineandlakes.com ATOD coordinator Collin Frazier's article on the psychoactive herb Salvia divinorum is a perfect illustration of the media hype surroun...

  • Salvia dissed on Morning Show with Mike and Juliet

    March 26, 2008

    Here's an interesting note from a reader of http://www.dosenation.com/ who has witnessed Salvia slowly seeping into the mainstream, now turning up on talk shows: Saw on TV this morning a story on t...

  • Five years in prison for a five minute experience

    March 13, 2008

    Lawmakers mull regulating salvia, which could be new marijuana BY JESSICA GRESKO | The Associated Press Originally published 08:13 a.m., March 11, 2008 TALLAHASSEE — On Web sites touting the m...

  • Das Verbot von Salvia divinorum

    March 3, 2008

    Die Bundesregierung hat beschlossen, die mexikanische Heilpflanze Salvia divinorum zu verbieten. Anbau und Nutzung sind ab sofort illegal. Ein fragwürdiger Beschluss. Salvia divinorum, ein altes Hei...

  • Lawmaker takes lead in banning Salvia divinorum

    February 3, 2008

    Salvia divinorum, a species of sage, isn’t banned under the federal Controlled Substances Act, but more than a half dozen states have made the drug illegal through state law. At least 12 more states,...

  • California vote against Salvia divinorum

    January 29, 2008

    Wonderland Treatment Center Leads the Fight Against Salvia LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17, PRNewswire -- Howard C. Samuels PsyD, Executive Director and co-founder of Wonderland Treatment Center in Los Angele...

  • The mystery sage

    November 1, 2007

    In the US and UK teenagers smoke a powerful hallucinogen, video their experiences and post the results on YouTube. The substance is legal. Its defenders say it is harmless. To its opponents it is a po...

  • The wide, wide world of Salvia

    October 3, 2007

    Some things never change; US politics and media keep on saying ‘just say no’ (instead of the wiser ‘just say know’) when it comes to Salvia. Salvia = bad, and as long as it is still legally availa...

  • Under the Spell of the Magic Mint

    September 6, 2007

    Informative piece of lecture in Gentleman’s Quarterly from author Christopher Ketcham about the drastic change of image Salvia has undergone over the last years: from an obscure plant into the catego...

  • Waco legislator trying to outlaw salvia

    March 12, 2007

    Waco legistar trying to outlaw salvia By David Doerr, Tribune-Herald staff writer March 12, 2007 Though many parents and other adults may not know it, there is a substance on the mark...

  • Interview with Daniel Siebert (Salviawisdom.org)

    March 5, 2007

    This is a link to an audio interview with Daniel Siebert, the man who first isolated Salvinorin A from Salvia divinorum. He is currently the curator of The Salvia divinorum Research and Information Ce...

  • Police concerned about hallucinogenic herb

    February 6, 2007

    New Paltz – The New Paltz Police Department Monday issued a warning to parents to beware of an herb that has reached the area that young adults are abusing for its hallucinogenic effects. The h...

  • Legal hallucinogen concerns police

    January 17, 2007

    Legal hallucinogen concerns police by David David Hutton Published: 21/12/2006 Saskatoon police are concerned about a legal hallucinogen sold in hemp stores and on the Internet, but local users...

  • Salvia’s banned, but now the tough part

    May 6, 2006

    Most Del. police officers unfamiliar with hallucinogenic plant By MIKE CHALMERS The News Journal 05/06/2006 A bill that outlaws a widely available hallucinogenic herb breezed through the D...

  • As a legal drug, Salvia attracts media attention

    April 29, 2006

    The following is a transcript of a report by Call 4 Action reporter Aaron Saykin that first aired Nov. 17, 2006, on WTAE Channel 4 Action News, Pennsylvania, US. Teenagers using drugs hardly comes as...

  • Could salvia soon be banned in Tennessee?

    April 14, 2006

    Plant related to sage can still be used for landscaping purposes By TOM HUMPHREY, tomhumphrey3@aol.com April 14, 2006 NASHVILLE - The Senate voted Thursday to prohibit consumption of...

  • Proposal would outlaw hallucinogenic salvia

    March 23, 2006

    Herb, available legally through many Web vendors, would be placed in same category as heroin, LSD. Brett Chidester killed himself because of salvia divinorum, his parents say. By MIKE CHALMERS , The...

  • Salvia divinorum: Clinical and Research Potential

    March 1, 2006

    Karl R. Hanes, Ph.D. (khanes@rocketmail.com), Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Salvia divinorum is a perennial Mexican herb from the labiate (mint) family (Epl...