Holiday Spices: A New Way to Get High
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A doctor warns parents that holiday spices are being used by kids to get high. Holiday traditions cheer us all but some can also be dangerous.A doctor is warning parents that some kids are misusing spices associated with holiday meals to get high. Cinnamon, marshmallows and nutmeg can all be used for less-than-wholesome purposes. Ground nutmeg can be snorted, consumed in high quantities, or smoked to get a hallucinogenic high similar to LSD, as the spice contains myristicin.

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A doctor warns parents that holiday spices are being used by kids to get high. Holiday traditions cheer us all but some can also be dangerous.A doctor is warning parents that some kids are misusing spices associated with holiday meals to get high. Cinnamon, marshmallows and nutmeg can all be used for less-than-wholesome purposes. Ground nutmeg can be snorted, consumed in high quantities, or smoked to get a hallucinogenic high similar to LSD, as the spice contains myristicin. Hospital workers saw an influx of children in emergency rooms after taking the Cinnamon Challenge. The kids suffered violent coughing fits, due to the loose, dry spice. Marshmallows also pose a risk, as some children have attempted to stuff their mouths full of the snacks in a popular game called ‘Chubby Bunny’. Two kids have choked to death playing the game. Earlier this year, findings from a study conducted in 2011 were released, naming eighth graders as the 'biggest dusting abusers'. The term refers to household cleaning products, more specifically computer dusting cans, which are inhaled.The high causes users to initially feel paralyzed for several minutes which then morphs into a state of ecstasy and relaxation. What makes the trend even more harrowing is that these items can be found in stores, homes, offices and even schools.