Salvia is a nasty smelling substance – of that there can be little doubt. The Salvia I bought over the Internet came through the post, and as I’m in one of the states that still allows the use of the drug it is all completely legal.

The first step in smoking Salvia is in getting the stuff out of the vial in which it arrived; this was no mean feat. After getting the lid off I poured a small sample into a pipe. Once in the pipe I lit the black Salvia crumbs and, in my first comparable experience, starting smoking Salvia.

I took the smoke in and held it for as long as I could. I exhaled. Then waited. I didn’t have to wait for long, since smoking Salvia is one of the quickest ways to get it into your system.

About 10 minutes after I started smoking Salvia I was back to normal, but I’d taken a trip through hallucinogenic lane. This really is a weird experience, but one which I’m sure I will be repeating (not because I have a particular affinity to smoking Salvia but because I’ve got loads of the stuff to use up!).

If you’re looking for a psychedelic experience then try smoking Salvia. Nothing else compares.