What is Salvia?
Salvia is a plant with short-lasting hallucinogenic effects.
1. Just because it’s legal doesn’t mean you’ll have a good experience
In a survey, 18.5% of people who had used Salvia said their life would be better off if Salvia didn’t exist. For comparison, this was similar to amphetamine, where 17.7% of users said their life would be better off if amphetamine didn’t exist.
2. Dosage is really important.
An optimal starting dose for smoked salvia might be:
200 / strength of the extract.
e.g. For 40x, 200⁄40 = 5mg. For 2x, 200⁄2 = 100mg.
Treat this as a guideline not a conclusion.
(This is based on an optimal starting dose being perhaps 0.3 mg of salvinorin A,1 and at 2.5mg/gram of 1x,2 this means 120mg of 1x, and then perhaps double the amount to allow for loss if smoked, e.g. 240mg of 1x.)
3. Spend at least 2 hours researching Salvia and Salvia safe use before using it.
I think a good guideline is that you should only use salvia after you’ve spent 2 hours researching the substance and researching safe use.
Time watching salvia trip videos on YouTube does not count.
For example, read this guide: http://sagewisdom.org/usersguide.html and this guide: https://www.reddit.com/r/Salvia/comments/47d896/advice_for_new_salvia_users/, and maybe also this guide: https://www.reddit.com/r/Drugs/comments/7yvq67/ultimate_guide_to_safely_taking_salvia/
4. If you’re planning to take Salvia, read Tripsafe’s guides on psychedelic use, and apply them to Salvia, too.
In particular: How to Take Shrooms
5. How to smoke Salvia
Please read the following guide before using salvia: http://sagewisdom.org/usersguide.html.
Resources and further reading
Content of extracts: