Salvia divinorum means “Sage of the Diviners.” For hundreds of years, it has been used in religious and healing ceremonies by the Mazatec Indians, in Mexico. Salvia divinorum is known as the only vision-inducing species known. Salvia is a consciousness-changing herb that can be used in a vision quest, or in a healing ritual. In the right setting and usage, Salvia makes it possible to see visions. It is an herb with a long tradition of sacred use. It is useful for deep meditation. It is best taken in a quiet and serene room either alone or with one or few good friends present. The effects of Salvia are very different from those of marijuana, but it impairs coordination.
Salvia is legal in most parts of the United States and some other countries which gives the access to buy it online, but be aware that salvia divinorum is a very powerful plant. If used correctly, salvia will be a powerful tool for your meditation and provide greater enlightenment. It can also provide a profound state of awareness that can be helpful in meditation and self-reflection. After taking salvia, the effects will be very quick, in less than sixty seconds. A large number of users feel as though they have communication with a spirit world or have even had an out-of-body experience while using salvia divinorum. Some also claim to experience colorful visuals and imagery, feeling like time is not moving. The effects will slowly go away over the next 30-45 minutes, and will leave you with a mild kind of feeling. The entire salvia experience will probably last no more than one hour.
After using salvia divinorum, people usually feel refreshed and re-focused but it is important to understand that Salvia is not “fun” like alcohol or Marijuana can be. If you try to party with Salvia you probably will not have a good experience.
Marijuana on the other hand is its own category of plant, most closely related to the non-psychoactive hemp plant, and the familiar hops plant. Marijuana tends to reach the same pleasure centers in the brain that are targeted by heroin and cocaine. Depending on the quantity, quality and method of consumption, marijuana can produce a feeling of euphoria — or high — by stimulating brain cells to release the chemical dopamine. When smoked or otherwise inhaled, the feeling of euphoria is almost immediate. When ingested in food, it takes much longer, even hours, for the drug to signal the brain to release the dopamine.
Other changes in mood can occur, with relaxation frequently. Some users experience heightened sensory perception, with colors appearing more vivid and noises being louder. For some, marijuana can cause an altered perception of time and increased appetite. The impact can vary by person, how often they have used the drug, the strength of the drug and how often it has been since they have gotten high, among other factors. Other effect of marijuana on the body system includes feeling of pain, anxiety and fear (paranoia), hallucinations, increased heart rate, Trouble concentrating, Decreased ability to perform tasks that require coordination, Decreased interest in completing tasks, etc.
Another notable effect is when coming down from the state of being high, users may feel depressed or extremely tired. While marijuana use produces a mellow experience for some, it can heighten agitation, anxiety, insomnia and irritability.
Having known the basic difference between Salvia and marijuana, you can now deduce that they both serve different purposes and they acts in distinctly different ways. After using salvia divinorum, people usually feel refreshed and re-focused, Salvia divinorum passes through the body quickly and does not show up on drug screens and it is relatively inexpensive and easily obtained through the internet unlike Marijuana. Although, the actual high appears to be short term, buts its impact is very powerful and productive.