Miley Cyrus` bong pictures fires up anti-salvia movement

Updated: Dec 13, 2010, 09:53 AM IST

Los Angeles: Miley Cyrus who was caught on camera smoking the hallucinogenic herb salvia, has become the unintentional face of a campaign to ban the drug.

The video of the `Hannah Montana` star giggling uncontrollably after smoking a bong containing salvia was allegedly made at her home near Los Angeles, California, five days after she turned 18 on November 23.

Anthony Adams, an anti-drug campaigner plans to use the example of Cyrus to ask for a ban on the herb, reported TMZ.

"It can make you do incredibly crazy things. Miley is a star and young kids are going to emulate her behavior," said Adams.

Back in 2007, Adams tried to get salvia outlawed and classified as a Schedule I controlled substance, the same as LSD and marijuana.

When the bill was voted down Adams settled for restrictions on selling salvia to minors. It is still legal in California for adults.

After seeing the video of Cyrus smoking the drug, Adams thinks this is the perfect time to bring back his failed bill.

"It`s time for state and federal governments to renew their push toward an outright ban," said Adams.

PTI