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It’s widely available, growing in popularity and being used right here in Western New York. Salvia Divinorum is a drug. Like marijuana, users smoke it, but that is where the similarities end.
Within minutes of inhaling the drug, subjects become unaware of their surroundings and have trouble standing, seeing and even speaking.
And unlike pot, which is illegal, Salvia is perfectly legal to buy and use in New York State.
“It gives you the high of an LSD,” said Jodie Altman, a drug counselor at Renaissance House in West Seneca, a drug treatment program for teens.
“Users of Salvia often videotape the experience, so it can be watched later.
Such videos are popping up on Internet video-sharing sites like YouTube.Com. The images show young people smoking Salvia, who quickly become incoherent.
“I think it’s got huge potential to cause problems,” Altman said.
One reason why it is growing in popularity is because it can be used without any legal consequences, especially for people facing legal troubles.”They can get away with it, even when they’re in court, even when they’re on probation,” Altman said.
Six states and ten countries have banned the use of Salvia. New York is considering a law that would make the sale of the plant illegal.
We have reported on this plant before, but it seems that there is still some confusion over whether or not the plant that they call Salvia Divinorum has been outlawed or should be outlawed in every state.
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