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Last updated 1 December, 2017

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A Canadian DJ has come under fire for getting high on the air with an hallucinogenic herb, a move he said was intended to show the dangers of the drug.

The DJ, who goes by the name Ryder, lit up and smoked the drug salvia on his Thursday morning show on Saskatoon’s Wired 96.3 FM. He said he got the idea after a YouTube video of actress Miley Cyrus emerged showing the singer smoking it. “I wanted, needed to show people that it wasn’t just a fun party drug, that it was actually very serious,” he said.

Within minutes of inhaling, he was doubled over on the floor.

While some listeners supported the experiment, others criticised the move.

“You say you don’t do drugs, then you do them right on the air,” one caller said.

Read more on CBC News


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