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Salvia is illegal in the state of Virginia
What is salvia?
Salvia divinorum is a perennial herb in the mint family, used for its hallucinogenic effects. Salvinorin A is the ingredient responsible for the psychoactive effects. Plants can be grown indoors or outdoors.
Common names are Maria Pastora and Sally-D.
How is salvia abused?
Salvia is chewed, smoked or vaporized.
How does salvia affect a person?
Salvia highs are intense but short-lived, appearing in less than a minute and lasting less than 30 minutes. Effects include psychedelic-like changes in visual perception, mood and body sensations, emotional swings, feelings of detachment and a highly modified perception of external reality. Salvia can also cause fear/panic, uncontrollable laughter, a sense of overlapping realities and hallucinations.
What are the health effects/risks of using salvia?
Adverse physical effects may include lack of coordination, dizziness and slurred speech. Psychological and physical effects of long-term use are not known.