Miley Cyrus drug shame
|December 14, 2010||Posted by George Chapple under Miley Cyrus|
Miley Cyrus has been caught smoking salvia from a bong last Friday in a video posted on TMZ, it has emerged. The 18-year-old star has sparked outrage across America as many see her as a role model for young teenagers.
Although the drug is legal, it has been reported to give similar effects to hallucinogenic substancessuch as LSD or PCP.
“With salvia, the subjects described leaving this reality completely and going to other worlds or dimensions and interacting with entities,” Matthew W. Johnson, an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioural sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Critics have slammed the Hannah Montana actress for her behaviour, although many believe she has been under a lot of stress recently following the split of her parents Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus, who filed for divorce in October.
A California State Assemblyman who attempted to get the plant outlawed three years ago has again called for a Salvia ban, and accused Cyrus of setting a bad example to her fans.
Currently, the Drug Enforcement Administration in the US has included salvia in its list of “drugs and chemicals of concern,” but in most states, it still remains legal.The drug is currently legal in the UK, available on the internet or in specialist herbal drugs shops. There have been calls to band the substance here in the UK.
Cyrus’s father, Billy Ray, has tweeted branding her behaviour as ‘sad’, he said: ‘there is so little I can do right now.’
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