Scientists Mine YouTube To Study Effects Of Salvia Divinorum

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Salvia Divinorum has been shown to be a short,
extremely intense, not always pleasant, non-addictive high.

I can’t say the thought ever occurred to me, but apparently enough people think it’s a good idea to get high, film themselves and post the results to YouTube that psychologists at San Diego State University were able to use the crowd-created video archive to do one of the first studies of the drug’s behavioral impacts.

Why study how people act when they’re high on Salvia? Despite carrying a lot of the same cultural trappings as pot, Salvia is actually pretty unique, from a chemical standpoint.

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