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Miley Cyrus bong hit 'documented' -- but it was salvia, honest

Miley Cyrus bong hit of salvia Miley Cyrus has a new video out -- and in it she's smoking from a bong at her L.A.-area home five days after her 18th birthday in November. The herbaceous culprit? Allegedly not pot, but salvia, sources told TMZ.

More on salvia later.

In the video, taken by a friend who wanted to "document the [heck] out of this" and posted by TMZ, Cyrus goes from "having a little bit of a bad trip" to laughing her butt off to, well, acting pretty much like an idiot. You know that laugh? Yeah, there's that laugh.

"Is that a ... Liam lookalike or what?" she asks. "Is that my boyfriend?"

Um, no, Liam Hemsworth does not appear to have been in the house.

Keeping with the relaxed vibe, the Eagles' "Take It Easy" -- which we hear is a big hit with the kids these days? -- can be heard in the background.

Salvia divinorum, an herb with hallucinogenic properties, is legal to buy and possess in California, as is marijuana, for those with a prescription. (We'll have to get back to you on whether tobacco smoking is still legal in the Golden State, however. Depends on the city.)

"That this drug is legal is shocking," drug-abuse expert Howard C. Samuels told The Times in 2008. "I find it especially disgusting that kids can leave high school on their lunch hour and go to a head shop and get it."

Samuels said that salvia's brief high, which includes hallucinations (apparently that one's on-again, off-again boyfriend has shown up at the party?), can leave users upset and contribute to preexisting emotional problems.

In July 2008, California prohibited the possession of salvia divinorum by minors.

"Take It Easy" has been around since 1972; Miley has been around since 1992.


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-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Miley Cyrus performs at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 in Madrid on Nov. 7. Credit: Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images


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Stay classy Miley.

Yep, because I am sure you did nothing like this when you were 18 right Anonymous?

But Miley, smoke weed not salvia. C'mon.

What? A celebrity smoking weed? Impossible I say!

making it illegal isnt whats going to stop these problems. Dont need one more drug ban on the books.

Yet another reason celebrities are the vibrant scum of our Sodom and Gomorrah society. The only reason she wasn't smoking pot is she got bored of it and wanted something "separate but equal" for her b-day. And she's saving coke for 21.

She is an adult and she smoked - who care! There are older people engaged in more idiotic activities. Stop sensationalizing silly issues. Some right-wing nut, god chosen people will try to ban this salvia before anyone even know what it is.

Are you serious? what is wrong with you? you are not the role model that all these little kids think you are. hanna montana went away and so should you.

@Carrie, being a role model is obviously the furthest thing from Miley's mind. She thinks she's "all grown up" and her behavior over the last several months is her own ridiculous interpretation of that.

I've read that salvia is legal, but so is alcohol. Any drug has side effects, both immediate and long-term, and I'm sure salvia is no exception. Sounds like Miley is headed into Lindsay Lohan territory.

Two things that seem relevant:

“A Fistful of Billy Ray Cyrus”



“Macho Man Randy Savage Smoking Salvia”


@todders -- Christie D'Zurilla here from MOG. Typically we don't publish comments that include links, but I watched those and for some weird reason they made me laugh. So you win.



Before I turned 18, I was doing worse things than this. Looking back, and even seeing her engage in that type activity, makes me happy that I changed my ways. This is a very dangerous substance even though it is legal. There are a lot of deadly legal substances. It does not mean it is okay to get high off of them. I bet salvia with become even more popular after this video, which is tragic for young teens who look-looked up to her.

How sad about miley.

i think miley is becomeing like britney spears because wut she did. i loved wathin her show but know idk if i do.

That wasn't "Take It Easy" by the Eagles
it was "Comedown" by Bush
Unless The Eagles was playing for a short time but most of the video Bush was playing

Salvia is a psychedelic that is still legal in some states but it is way more potent than shrooms, acid or pot, depending on what kind and how strong it is. This stuff, given its strength, can give one an acid like trip that is ten time that of acid or shrooms in about 30 seconds to a minute. Pot should be legal but this stuff should not!!

What is driving all this prudishness? I grew up in the 70's and I just don't understand the big deal about what passes for scandal these days. It all seems so tame to me. Is it the media missing studio 54 or has the country gone all church lady judgmental as a result of anonamous blogging?


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