How would I measure salvia divinorum?

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  1. Female

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    One thing SWIm been puzzled about, is how to measure how much salvia (or anything else) you're going to smoke?
    I have 1oz of Salvia, and I have heard that one 0.1g hit is good enough, how would SWIM go about measuring that? How many leaves..or how much crumbled into a teaspoon or tablespoon is that? Any advice?
    Thanks guys.

     
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    I think the 0.1g hit refers to extracts though everyone is diferent of course, will get the scales out in a bit and try to give You a usefull idea of mass. If You can powder the salvia it might be easier to give a reliable mass/weight conversion but as a powder it may not smoke as well.
     
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    For extract 0.1g is about right. It's not exactly difficult to estimate that weight without scales, it's just a pinch.
     
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    Yeah a dose of extract would be around 0.1gram. For normal salvia I would be aiming at doing about a gram to start with. An ounce is about 28 gram. If you are no good at eyeballing weights then I would do the following to get a rough 1 gram:

    1) Pour all the salvia onto the table
    2) Split it up into 3 equalish piles (eash one will be roughly 10g)
    3) Split one of the piles into 2 (you have 2* 5gram piles)
    4) Split one of those into 5 (you will now also have 5* 1 gram piles)
    5) Smoke
     
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    In that case I am taking way too much. He take's a third of the container.
     
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    By container I am guessing that you mean a gram tube. If so this would give a dose of 0.3 gram. The dosage is different for the different strength extracts and for different individuals. Also Salvia gives a reverse tolerance meaning that the more often You does it, the less You need each time.
     
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    Wow. I did not know that. Thank you.

    *Tells Swim to fetch his pipe*
     
  8. Nature Boy

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    If about 0.3g works for You that's cool only first timers would probably be blown away with that amount. 0.1g is the perfect dose for SWIM. It delivers exactly what he wants from salvia. I have tried larger doses but didn't enjoy the experience.
     
  9. Female

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    So..one gram is good enough for dried salvia leaves then?
    Also, I am wondering if just the dried salvia leaves would have a weak effect, because I didn't notice anything when SWIM first smoked around two grams (estimate) in a pipe. I have ordered non standerdized 10x, hoping that this might have a stronger effect, was SWIM correct in thinking this way?
    And thanks for all your help guys, awesome.
     
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    Is SWIfemale holding her smoke in. its of real importance when using salvia. You should definatly notice some effects with 10x though. .3g of even 5x seemed to hit SWIM well, .3g of 20x hit SWIM better though lol
     
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    This post covers dosage:
     
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    just what I was looking for alfa, thank you!
     
  13. geezaman

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    of course alpha is right but due to the reletivly quick come up caused by salvinorum A, is it not true that lesser level effects could be experienced from lower consentration forms of salvia, but these efects could still be strong enough to enhibit further intake of the drug?
    In my Experience 7x salvia and 25x salvia take roughly the same time to effect SWIM but in the time before it does effect SWIM, SWIM can only take a certain number of tokes and hold them to get there benefit. Usually SWIM can get at least 4 good held tokes before he feels the effects ( once the effects have begun SWIm is unable to toke further) but using a higher consentration salvia more Salvinorum A is surely takin into my system in these 4 tokes. with a 25x extract compared to a 7x extract if SWIms math is correct this would equate to at least 2/3rds more salvinorum A intake.
    I think this explains his point.
     
  14. Female

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    Alfa, thank you, exactly what SWIM needed.