We grow some of this in our garden in the summer, had no idea it had ANY psychoactive effects. Sure you’re not pulling my leg??
Hah! I may be a midnight smoker, but I'm no joker!
I've already admitted sage doesn't work for everyone. So how to make it work for you, assuming you're sensitive to it? So this July clear your mind and then you and your beau can go sit out in the garden. Pick several of the bigger mature yet still verdant sage leaves. Chew them. I'm warning you now that they're bitter! But you probably knew that.
Once you've masticated them a bit, push them down in front of your gum between your lip and let them sit for a moment. Your mouth should already begin to tingle. OK, now is your chance. Can you French inhale? I generally can't so this is tough for me but what you'll want to do is to close your mouth and inhale slowly (and I mean slowly) through your nose while drawing a bit of breath in through your palate into your nose. The goal is to get some of the oil vapors into your lungs (and then your brain) through this route.
One time it really hit me crazy, and it was like the come on of the divinorum trip. Everything starts to look glassine. My doctor was actually with me and he got one too. He didn't really like his but I loved it! Best part of this is that it wears off pretty easy so if you have to drive in twenty minutes or so I'd assume that this presents no real problem.
Oh wait, that's not the best part, here's the best part. I like to study and sage is a great study aid for me. Adderol screws with my hormones, and coffee crashes me pretty hard. So stage is a great study aid with no real crash to it.
One last thing, cooking sage can screw with pregnancies if you're a lady psychonaught. That and the bitter tatse might be the only real downsides? If you try this please let me know how it turns out. Also, I have one more technique if you're interested!!