Miley Cyrus taking a hit off a bong? Ouch. Not exactly wholesome Disney fare. And though TMZ posted a video, it doesn’t show exactly what Cyrus may have been smoking.
This Picture of Health blog post from the Baltimore Sun reports: “She says she was smoking salvia and not marijuana. That’s a hallucinogenic drug made from a plant in the mint family and it’s legal in many states, including California where the video was taken of Cyrus.” Read the rest of the post to learn what Johns Hopkins scientists say about the effects of salvia.
So, while this herb -- called Salvia divinorum -- may be new to Cyrus, it’s nothing new to partiers from the past, as this Los Angeles Times story shows.