Report: Salvia sales up after Miley Cyrus bong-smoking video
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In the wake of a video showing Miley Cyrus smoking a bong, sales of salvia divinorum jumped at some Los Angeles-area head shops, according to TMZ, which spoke to several of the legal outlets over the weekend.
Sources told the website Friday that the just-turned-18-year-old was not smoking pot, but rather the hallucinogenic salvia, which is legal to possess in California, though illegal to sell to minors.
The inexpensive herb, also known as ‘Magic Mint’ or ‘Sally-D,’ can cause hallucinations ‘innocent and quaint’ or ‘frightening and nauseating,’ according to WebMD.
Anthony Adams, the onetime state assemblyman who tried to get salvia classified as a controlled substance in 2007, told TMZ on Saturday that it was irresponsible of the ‘Hannah Montana’ star to experiment with the herb -- not to mention let a friend document it -- because it can make a person do ‘incredibly crazy things.’
‘Miley is a star,’ Adams said, ‘and young kids are going to emulate her behavior.’
Looks like he was right: Some customers over the weekend were asking for ‘the stuff Miley was smoking,’ TMZ said.
See, she really is a role model.
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-- Christie D’Zurilla