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Salvia Divinorum

New Pinas Hallucinogenic Drug?

If illegal drugs is hard to contained or even if illegal drugs like shabu, cocaine and the marijuana plant are contain, still similar type of psychoactive drug arises on the surface as a new alternative to induce “cloud 9” on one’s consciousness.

Last year, the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) of the Philippines have warned the public about the entry of a new hallucinogenic drug called Salvia Divinorum and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) have snatched the salvia Divinorum plant from who smuggled the plant which the DDB undersecretary said that this Salvia Divinorum came from Mexico abroad. But what wonders me is Salvia Divinorum is a medicinal plant though it is considered a psychedelic plant or a psychoactive plant like marijuana plant and hallucinogenic side effect of it only last 5 minutes.

Salvia Divinorum

Salvia Divinorum

But anyway, even though the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) have let’s say contained and subdued so-called illegal drugs in the Philippines, still new psychoactive plants (actually there are so many variety of it) formulated into psychoactive drugs will emerge and in usage of the public who desire to uplift their consciousness or want to subdue their depression. For it is obvious that these so-called illegal drugs formulated from a variety of psychoactive plants or psychedelic plants have indeed very good effects on one’s wellness or have medicinal value thus people all walks of life around the world still patronized these drugs formulated from a psycho-inducing plants despite of the scum campaign of all governments of the world to eradicate the  use of these drugs because if these drugs or plants have really bad effects why do people still wanted to use them anyway?

The main problem is the abuse of these psychedelic plants that gives a user very bad effects which is of course true that too much of something is wrong even if it is not the use of illegal drugs but on anything.

By the way, there is still no reports so far about Salvia divinorum’s usage in the Philippines though Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) says it has entered the Philippines last year, perhaps the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) have truly done their job to stamp out it proliferation, but what about marijuana and shabu that are still at large and multiplying in the entire Philippines no matter what raids the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) do?

Drugs in the Philippines

Causes of Illegal Drugs in the Philippines

There are numerous forbidden drugs not only in the Philippines but also on different parts of the world; the reason they are forbidden because they bring harmful effects on the normal functioning of our cellular bodies, if taken or if taken excessively. But there are also drugs which have similar effects in the drug market yet they are not forbidden but legally sold, use and prescribe like the chemically made anti-depressant drugs, wherein taken excessively could result either into brain damage, insanity (increased anxiety and restlessness condition),suicidal tendencies, or even coma or death.


PDEA Philippines

The effect of an anti-depressant drug is similar of the effects of the widely known illegal drugs: shabu, cocaine, and marijuana. These drugs do also cast away depression and stress from your cellular bodies, thus making one tune in a happy disposition and stronger-like feelings. The effects are the same, but these drugs are the most hated in the world, but mysteriously why? However, the marijuana is already accepted as part of legally used drug in some other parts of the world. But in the Philippines it is not yet accepted.

Even though there are stronger efforts of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency or PDEA to eliminate the selling and use of illegal drugs in the Philippines, particularly shabu and marijuana, still the Filipinos keep on selling and using it, secretly. And why is it so?

Actually, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency or PDEA just only cut and cut grasses when they become overgrown but never uprooted them so that the grasses will not grow again, yet they arrogantly boast they do everything to eliminate the forbidden selling and using of the illegal drugs in the Philippines. I think, they have overlooked the main cause of the use and selling of Illegal drugs in the Philippines or do they deliberately ignore the main causes because they too benefitted from the Illegal drug trade?

Philippine Drugs

Burning 151 kg of illegal Drugs

For me, there are three main causes or roots why Filipinos keep on using and trading these illegal drugs, that is,:

1. Poverty and Financial Destituteness – A very poor Filipino with less education and knowledge will be force to participate or sell these illegal drugs because of the large amount of money they could profit from it. For they do not have sufficient skills to apply on a specific job neither have money even to go to a vocational school in order to gain skills for a specific job.

2. Increased rate of Unemployment and Lower salary compensation – This is due to unmatched skills to vacant or available jobs, and if one Filipino could find a job, the salary compensation is very low and even though there is a demand for an increase, their employer seems deaf. So the resort would be to find any job that could compensate them well or have a higher amount of income to sustain sufficiently the daily needs of their family as well as for themselves.

3. Depression – It has many causes, namely of course poverty, unemployed status, poor income, family conflicts, conflicts on romantic relationships, poor spiritual lifestyle, etc. Thus, some Filipinos in order to combat the debilitating depressive mood will resort to an anti-depressant drug.

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency at Work

For me, if the Philippines, especially the Philippine president will focus on these three causes, not only illegal drugs will voluntarily uproot itself but also some crimes.