Teens tape getting high and post it on web - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Teens tape getting high and post it on web

September 19, 2007

Ochlocknee-- Like many others, state Senator John Bulloch was alarmed when he learned about the powerful affects of the Salvia drug.  "I was real surprised but then I went on the internet and just put in Salvia in Google. And almost a million different articles or posting of Salvia on the internet," says Bulloch.

Websites on Salvia not only tell browsers about what the drug is and does, it tell you where to find it, and you can even buy it online.  "Its available, its available right here in south Georgia," Bulloch says.

Even scarier than the websites just talking about Salvia, now teens are video taping and posting their experiences on websites like youtube.  Bulloch says, "I went to YouTube and saw all these different postings. And I looked at a lot of them. And its just, its scary, the high that it creates.  The hallucination effect that it puts on the body and the dangers of young people, if they have other medical problems maybe their not aware of. This high could really create problems for them."

Bulloch proposed a bill that would make selling or having it in your possession a misdemeanor in Georgia.  "The Georgia state senate passed the bill out, got it over in the house, its still a live bill for next session," he explains.  And Georgia is not alone in taking action to get rid of the drug.  Bulloch adds, "There are roughly 15 states now that have passed laws or have study committee looking at the law."

Bulloch hopes eventually the United States will ban Salvia on a federal level.  Other non-hallucinagenic versions of Salvia can be found growing here. This strain, Salvia Divorium is native to Mexico, not the U.S., and would be the only form banned.

 

Feedback: news@walb.com?subject=salvia/sb

 

 

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Woman OK after morning car fire in Albany

    Woman OK after morning car fire in Albany

    Friday, May 25 2018 12:36 PM EDT2018-05-25 16:36:43 GMT
    Crews work to put out car fire (Source: WALB)Crews work to put out car fire (Source: WALB)
    Crews work to put out car fire (Source: WALB)Crews work to put out car fire (Source: WALB)

    The passenger of a car that caught on fire Friday morning is OK. A woman said she was driving to work on GA Highway 300 when she took the Slappey Boulevard South exit. 

    More >>

    The passenger of a car that caught on fire Friday morning is OK. A woman said she was driving to work on GA Highway 300 when she took the Slappey Boulevard South exit. 

    More >>
  • Trees could causes issues after heavy rain

    Trees could causes issues after heavy rain

    Friday, May 25 2018 12:32 PM EDT2018-05-25 16:32:26 GMT
    Harper Tree Service working in East Albany on a removal project (Source WALB)Harper Tree Service working in East Albany on a removal project (Source WALB)
    Harper Tree Service working in East Albany on a removal project (Source WALB)Harper Tree Service working in East Albany on a removal project (Source WALB)

    Rain is expected over the weekend and one major concern right now is falling trees. The moist ground after weeks of dry weather making tree susceptible to toppling over.

    More >>

    Rain is expected over the weekend and one major concern right now is falling trees. The moist ground after weeks of dry weather making tree susceptible to toppling over.

    More >>
  • GSP: Turn around, don't drown

    GSP: Turn around, don't drown

    Friday, May 25 2018 12:28 PM EDT2018-05-25 16:28:41 GMT
    Truck filled with water as it sits parked in the street (Source: WALB)Truck filled with water as it sits parked in the street (Source: WALB)
    Truck filled with water as it sits parked in the street (Source: WALB)Truck filled with water as it sits parked in the street (Source: WALB)

    Messy weather over the Memorial Day weekend has state troopers concerned. wet roadways and heavy travel can be deadly. Georgia State Patrol is telling drivers to turn around so you don't drown.  

    More >>

    Messy weather over the Memorial Day weekend has state troopers concerned. wet roadways and heavy travel can be deadly. Georgia State Patrol is telling drivers to turn around so you don't drown.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly