Photo: Salvia Divinorum
Thomas sat at a table where he placed a small bag containing the drug. He pulled the product, a fine powder of dark green and divided it into three parts, took one of them and put it on the pipe, then lit it.
In less than 40 seconds after smoking the drug, its effects begin to take effect. The feeling being described as between psychosis and a release of adrenaline.
Sweat began to sprout from his forehead and neck, his voice became serious and his hands touched the texture of the board and trying to calm himself.
This plant, known as “Salvia divinorum” is also called “Grass Mary” or “herb of the gods” which causes hallucinations and euphoria, with its active substance “salvinorin A” acting on the nervous system.
Health Authorities in Mexico state that so far do not have any record of addiction or consequences such as death by consuming this substance.
Similarly, Jocelyn Talamantes, coordinator of Care for Addiction states that there is no record of salvia users in her knowledge.
“From 2011 to 2013 we continue with the same conditions. The greatest social impact drug is heroin. The 20 to 30 percent of patients who are admitted using two or more drugs, and start with Alcohol and marijuana, “he says.
The official adds that although she knows about the existence of sage, though, it is generally used for medicinal purposes.
Although this substance is still regarded as “underground” it can be purchased ranging from $20 to $ 35 in El Paso, while in Ciudad Juarez is sold in packages of 250 to 300 pesos .
Consumption of this herb has became popular among young people, mostly college age ranging from 20 to 30 years and has been seen in El Paso.
“We are the first smart shop in Mexico dedicated to the sale and distribution of botanical products of the highest quality, both in Mexico and around the world. Being our specialty Salvia Divinorum “. Buyers have the option of paying with cards such as MasterCard , Visa and American Express or, make cash deposits, as the consumption of salvia is legal so far in Mexico. “
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