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Teens getting high from hallucinogenic flowers

Washington, May 10 : In a shocking new trend, young adults and teenagers are using the delicate and poisonous flowers of the 'Datura plant' to get high and hallucinate.


An un-named young man told CBS News that he heard about the flower from a friend and it was growing in his mom's garden, Washington Times reported.

"It was just really, really intense - seeing people that weren't there, talking to people that weren't there," he said of the hallucinogenic high he experienced from the flower.

He said that it was horrible, and it lasted two days with terrible after-effects.

The young man said that they got blurry vision and they actually thought that they were going blind.

Meanwhile, one female user told the publication that her trip lasted over 30 hours.

She said that you really can't tell the difference between what's real and what's a dream.

According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, thousands of people chase the flower's high all the way to the hospital each year, with severe anxiety, heart palpitations, paranoia and vomiting.

Datura is on Pennsylvania's Noxious Weed list, which means that it is against the law to sell, transport or plant it, and in New Jersey, it is also illegal to use, possess or sell the plant.

--ANI (Posted on 10-05-2013)

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