Whilst Salvia remains legal across most of the world and in most states in the US, there are still some employers and authorities that would rather you weren’t under the influence of the hallucinogenic drug at all. Ever. While this might seem a little bit draconian and going completely against our human rights, it is their prerogative to test for whatever they want to test for. If you don’t like that they’re testing for drugs like Salvia, then don’t be a part of the workforce. Simple.

Of course this situation causes a fair bit of consternation with those people who quite legally use Salvia but are afraid that their employer might require a test for it. If the employer has a policy on drug testing then you should be able to read that and work out whether Salvia Divinorum is one of the substances for which they will test. From here you will have to make an informed decision as to whether you want to risk the wrath or your employer if they do discover that you’re using Salvia as an hallucinogenic aid. If you’re unsure whether or not it’s allowed then it is time to do some serious thinking about whether or not you want to take the risk. How much does the Salvia high mean to you?

People spread rumors about Salvia, saying that because the high is so short it means that all traces of the drug will leave your system equally quickly. Quite simply this is nonsense and is a dangerous fallacy. One thing that may be true is that the active hallucinogenic ingredient, Salvinorin A, is not similar to any other drug: what this means is that even if you are tested right after your use, the tests may not show up as positive unless they are specifically looking for Salvia.

The decision, clearly, is up to you.