Salvia sales in Los Angeles have rapidly increased since a video of teen pop star Miley Cyrus allegedly smoking salvia from a bong leaked early Friday morning, according to NME.
Apparently the video has triggered salvia sales to triple overnight.
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It seems many lots people than usual went to L.A. shops over the weekend and asked for salvia or "the stuff Miley was smoking." Yup, Miley Cyrus has become the new legal drug ambassador to our nation's youth.
The leak of Miley's video as well as the increased sales of salvia have prompted lawmakers, particularly those in California, to make a call to action for salvia to be banned in the United States. (That's funny because pot is basically legal there -- I guess in a few years people will be lined up for "medical salvia" cards.)
Not that I'm saying there's anything wrong with smoking legal herbs, but maybe Miley should join a D.A.R.E. campaign really soon to help shed her new image. Not to mention that her father, country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, is deeply disappointed in her, as he recently tweeted (@billyraycyrus), "Sorry guys. I had no idea. Just saw this stuff for the first time myself. I'm so sad. There is much beyond my control right now." Cue the sad trombone noises.
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