Hallucinogen drugs affect the perception of the person taking it. It can alter the mood, visual perception and thought because this type of drug has similar action of the neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. This drug would cause a response of our body receptors when activated by the chemicals called neurotransmitters such as serotonin and acetylcholine.

Authorities in North Carolina banned the use of herb having a hallucinogenic effect because it might endanger the lives of people taking it without knowing its side effects. The herb is called Salvia divinorum and is found abundantly in the Sierra Mazatec region of Mexico but local authorities in North Carolina are constantly monitoring it. It is commonly known as Ska pastora, Sheperdherdess’s Herb and it does not grow taller more than 5 feet.

This herb has almost the same effect with marijuana and it can have unpleasant effect to many people. Users of this herb just chew it or smoked in to get the best effect that may last only a few minutes. Despite of the side effects of this herb, it is available in the stores in the Western US.

Recently a bill was approved by Gov. Bev Perdue regarding the cultivation of this plant but restricted for gardening and landscaping purposes only. Because of this, police authorities are still alert on the misuse of this herb because distributors, dealers and people selling it always find a way to earn easy money from it.