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Old 02-08-2017, 10:52 AM   #1
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Post Police issue warning over hallucinatory flower seed

I had no idea. Last month I bought a pack of a really pretty cultivar completely new to me:

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and... maybe that was a good thing. I'd hate for them to disappear off store shelves before I grabbed a pack or two:


***A Renfrew, Ont., hardware store has pulled seeds of a flowering vine called morning glory from its shelves over concerns young people have been snatching up the packets to get high.

Renfrew OPP are warning parents to be on the lookout for the seeds after Scott & Sons Hardware store in Renfrew reported it sold "an abundance" of them last week, mostly to teens and young adults.

The seeds contain LSA, a milder form of LSD, and can cause people to hallucinate when ingested in large quantities.

Store manager Jeff Scott said his shop sold about 25 packets of the seeds over "two or three" days, and that the store normally wouldn't sell any of the $1.89 gardening packets in February.

Scott told CBC News he became aware of the issue after a concerned parent phoned the store to tell him about the practice.

An employee confirmed all the customers who bought the morning glory seeds were teenagers and young adults.

"This is strange this time of year, so I looked further into morning glory seeds. We went online, and then we found out it can be used for other purposes that we … weren't too pleased with, so we notified the Renfrew OPP, and we pulled them off the shelf at this time," Scott said...***


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa...-opp-1.3970356
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Morning Glory seeds have long, long, been known for their 'alternate properties.

That said, in southern CA as a kid, morning glories were a common plant that almost weed like in it's profusion and growing wild in vacant lots.
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We have two wild varieties here as well - field bindweed &... another bindweed - specific name of which I forget. They're pretty, late in the summer.
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Old 02-08-2017, 11:30 AM   #4
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Getting high on morning glory seeds has been around a long, long time.

Every so often there will be news stories about getting doing this, occasionally getting sick or hurting themselves. The baking spice nutmeg will work as well. The problem with it is the dose that gets one high is pretty close to the dose that puts one in the hospital.

Banana peels on the other hand will not make one high no matter how much is smoked.

Some kids must have got ahold of their dad's (or grandad's!) copy of The Anarchist Cookbook.
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