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Teens Getting High on Angel's Trumpet

Posted by on Jul. 25, 2010 at 8:29 PM
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L.A. city leaders are warning parents about a common plant that some teens have been using as a drug.

Angel Trumpet plant

ktla.com

It's called the Angel's Trumpet plant. Nearly a dozen teens have been hospitalized with severe reactions after chewing the plant or concentrating it into a tea form.

The plant is highly toxic. Teens who ingest it seem confused, agitated and have patchy discolorations on their skin, according to KTLA.

Other side effects can include dilated pupils, intense thirst, fever, high blood pressure, rapid heartbeat, hallucinations, memory loss, convulsions and paralysis.

An overdose of the plant can lead to permanent organ damage, coma and even death.




by on Jul. 25, 2010 at 8:29 PM
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Angiebooboo
by on Jul. 25, 2010 at 10:02 PM

OMG, I have never heard of this. Thanks for the heads up!

Momof5Teens67
by on Jul. 25, 2010 at 10:04 PM

 I know right? Today is the first time I ever heard of this one too Angie. And this is SUCH a common pretty flower in people's flower gardens , if not their own, the neighbors or such.

Quoting Angiebooboo:

OMG, I have never heard of this. Thanks for the heads up!

 

Shellness
by on Jul. 25, 2010 at 10:06 PM

Nice! I was just admiring my neighbors yard. One side of their house is COVERED with these flowers. Kids can be so dang STUPID!!!!

mumsy2three
by Shauna on Jul. 26, 2010 at 7:07 AM

Another one I've not heard of.

Momof5Teens67
by on Jul. 26, 2010 at 11:20 AM

 bump

momofne
by on Jul. 26, 2010 at 1:45 PM

Geez. What is with these kids??? Thanks for the info.

Goof-Emom
by on Jul. 26, 2010 at 1:49 PM

BUMP!

Luv_my_hubby
by on Jul. 26, 2010 at 6:34 PM

 wow never had a clue about that one. Thanks for the info

KMO777
by on Jul. 26, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Wow what will kids think of next.  I've never even heard of the plant.

~Kelly

 

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