Emerging Drug Trends: Salvia Divinorum
This 2009 Information Brief examines Salvia Divinorum ("Salvia") as an emerging drug trend. The strongest naturally occurring hallucinogen, this brief examines Salvia's effects and use patterns, noting that past year Salvia use outpaced both LSD and PCP in 2006.
In addition, though not controlled by the federal Controlled Substance Act (CSA), the brief notes that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is considering the legal status of the drug. Meanwhile, at the time of original publication, 13 states had placed some legal restrictions on Salvia's use, possession, or sale.
Original Publication: April 2009