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A New High

By: Lindsey Ward Email
By: Lindsey Ward Email

February 4, 2007

You may have heard of Salvia, an herb you can grow in your back yard. Often times people use it in a cup of tea and ancient Mexican healers used it for medicinal purposes, but today it has taken on a new use among a group looking for a new high.

"I saw a car go by and I was looking at the stars, but I really thought the car was going in the stars at the beat of the music," said college student, Zac.

This may sound like a bad dream, but it’s not. It’s what Zac saw after smoking the herb Salvia for the first time at a friend's party.

“A guy knew what would happen when I smoked it, so he tried to scare me, he said snakes were crawling on my legs and I was running around my house. I was scared really bad,” Zac said describing his first time smoking Salvia.

Coming up on Tuesday, we'll take a closer look at Salvia and talk to a doctor who can answer questions you might have. Including where you can get Salvia and how to tell if your child is using it.

You can catch the full report on ABC 16 this Tuesday at 7:00 pm.


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