The good news is that salvia (Salvia divinorum) is still legal in the United states, although several other countries have banned it. Botanically, it is related to mint, and when you smoking it can give you an intense psychological reaction.

The key ingredient in salvia is salvinorin A, which scientists believe interferes with your conscious mind’s communication with the rest of the brain. The effects of it vary from individual to individual, but for many it is very strong experience. It has not shown to be physically addictive or toxic in any way; however, it can make your heart beat faster and raise your blood pressure, so you should take these potential effects into consideration before enjoying the joy it brings.

But its relative harmlessness does not mean that the forces of repression are not trying to keep you from enjoying this legal, natural product. The suicide of a young man in Delaware has given these anti-pleasure types ammunition to force it out of the open marketplace and into the black market. So you should buy salvia now, before they manage to make it illegal and therefore much more expensive. And if you like it, consider becoming politically active in order to keep it available.