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Nutmeg: Just Say No

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Nutmeg: Not just for egg nog anymore.

Parents who are worried that their kids might be tempted to experiment with drugs may want to consider putting a lock on the spice rack.  According to Poison Control and the fine folks over at CNN, that nutmeg you use to spice up your pies can also be used to get high.

And if your own kid hasn’t heard about getting high on nutmeg yet, give it some time. The Internet is apparently teeming with instructional videos on how to snort and smoke nutmeg.  And kids are doing it with sickening consequences.

Getting a legal high off nutmeg isn’t exactly new.  Carolyn wrote about it back in October and people have been doing this for years.  What’s different, of course, is the the videos.  Kids who might otherwise never hear about doing something as stupid as smoking nutmeg are being introduced to the idea on YouTube and other sites.

So, what’s a nutmeg high like?  How does hallucinations, vomiting, headaches and epileptic symptoms sound?  Nutmeg may sound sweet, but it is actually quite poisonous.

So maybe you should go check your nutmeg levels now to make sure there’s none missing.  And while you are in there, go ahead and check the brand, too.  Frontier Brand Nutmeg and Whole Foods 365 Brand Nutmeg were both recalled today due to possible contamination by salmonella.   Now that’s some bad nutmeg.

Image: enigmachck1/Flickr

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