Toxic Psychosis After Intake of the Hallucinogen Salvinorin A

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Sir: The hallucinogenic sage Salvia divinorum (S. divinorum) is known by many names, including ska Maria, ska Pastora, hojas de Maria, and many others. Despite its many names, S. divinorum was not identified until 1962, when Wasson and Hofmann collected a member of the Lamiaceae (mint) family that was known by the Mazatec people of Oaxaca, Mexico, to have psychoactive properties. In recent years, S. divinorum has become widely available throughout the world, via numerous internet suppliers, either as leaves or as concentrated extracts.​

J Clin Psychiatry 2008;69(9):1501-1502