Several videos posted on YouTube showed teens consuming nutmeg as a drug and turning them into cigarettes. One video showed a young man consuming an entire container of it. Nutmeg use is becoming a problem in Oklahoma, and it has attracted the attention of law enforcement.
Kids do the craziest things to get high these days -- or so the media would have you think. Story after story hits the the internet and TV periodically, warning parents not only to lock away liquor but also to monitor everyday household items that Joe and Suzie might use to get stoned. While there have been some legit alarm bells, from purple drank to choking games and we've all seen Interventionwhat people don't realize is that most of these so-called "drug crazes" are nothing but over-exaggerations and hoaxes, often started as internet pranks that rely on a grapevine of gullible media and let's face it gullible audiences.
The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. Poison control centres in the U. As these instructional videos have gone viral, the news network asks: "Is nutmeg the new 'it' drug?
Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. Synthetic marijuana -- K2 and its chemical analogues -- is the scary-new-drug du jour in Dallas, having sent somewhere close to users to local emergency rooms in the past week.
Back to school for teens can mean back to stress, back to deadlines, and back to peer pressure. The beginning of the school year, Jack said, is when teenagers, especially new users, experiment with drugs. While the dangers of heroin, prescription pills, and bath salts are well known, Jack said parents should be aware of the latest trends, like huffing freon gas from air conditioning units, to using Nutmeg, something that can be found in most kitchen cupboards.
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Nutmeg, also known as Myristica fragransis a common cooking spice known for its warm flavor and sweet taste. Indonesia is home to the nutmeg tree. This tree grows a fruit that holds the nutmeg seed.
Nutmeg is a spice that is often used in eggnog and cakes, but when smoked or ingested at high doses, this tangy spice can be toxic. People have used nutmeg to achieve hallucinogenic results for at least a century if not longer. Primarily known as a cooking spice, nutmeg is produced from the seed of a nutmeg tree.
A sprinkle of nutmeg in eggnog or a pinch in apple pie can add the perfect punch to a holiday dessert. But winter's favorite spice has also made headlines as an unconventional way of getting high -- it's called a nutmeg high. Nutmeg contains myristicin, a natural compound that has mind-altering effects if ingested in large doses.
Several teenagers have posted videos of themselves smoking the common baking spice to YouTube. One video shows a teen downing a bottle of nutmeg and then washing it down with bottle filled with nutmeg-infused water. Doctors say that smoking or ingesting a large amount of nutmeg in a short period of time can have a hallucinogenic affect on the body within minutes.