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5 Psychedelic Plants You Can Legally Grow


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Bojan
- 3067 days ago - thenatureanimals.com
Many people exert their energies to rally for the legalization of marijuana in western countries, but cannabis isn't the only plant that can get you high. Those really attracted to the psychologically altering offerings of nature can grow their very...



   

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Laverne Wallace (59)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 12:29 pm
noted
 

Bosko Mastilovic (3)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 1:15 pm
I didn't know that, thanks.....
 

News Junkie (3)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 1:22 pm
I enjoyed the info about wormwood Thank u 4posting
 

Alicia N (87)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 1:30 pm
noted and good luck.
 

Ronald N (3)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 1:48 pm
It would be nice to remember your dreams. I think the uses of these drugs work well for different purposes.
 

Justin R (0)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 2:21 pm
Growing is easy, handling it another. Plants like these are not for the masses.
 

M B (62)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 3:24 pm
mother nature has much to offer.....
 

Dotti L (85)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 3:40 pm
So noted. Don't think I will be doing any gardening any time soon.
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 3:56 pm
I don't think I'll be using these or growing them, except for the wormwood. I just grow it for the flowers because they're pretty.
 

Anna Borsey (66)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 4:28 pm
"She used to smoke bananas . . ."

Anyone remember the late 1960s fad of drying banana peel and smoking it, in order to get a high?

Also, there was the fad of chewing the seeds of the Morning Glory climbing plant - Ipomoea - which were (allegedly) hallucinogenic.
 

Tracy G (3)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 4:50 pm
Interesting. I agree that some of these could prove harmful for someone who doesn't study the plant thoroughly. Thx for the article.
 

Marcla G (108)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 4:59 pm
Morning Glory seeds are brewed to a tea. The seed companies/US gov. now coat the seed with cyanide, that is why you will hear of school kids dying from ingesting the tea.
Wormwood is also an animal deterent for your garden.
Wild Lettuce, a weed that grows everywhere is said to have the same effect as marijuana if smoked. There are alot of weeds/wild plants that grow that are "drugs", just as soooo many weeds are medicinal/nutricous (sp?). I still say that is why they want us to have green grass yards, and push weed & feed to keep up with the joneses. Clover/wood sorrel? full of vitamin C. Dollarweed, totally edible. If you forage in your yard just make sure you keep track of where Fido & Tigger poop and pee.
Alittle research (well ALOT of research) you could feed yourself and enjoy life (heehee). Eat the Weeds. SAVE the WEEDS!!!!! NO MORE MONSANTO!!!!
 

Marti Williams (170)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 6:11 pm
Thanks for the post...interesting...
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 6:28 pm
Don't eat the weeds.
 

Gloria H (88)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 8:50 pm
angel's trumpet, jimson weed. Get a copy of weed identification books or just read the warnings on seed packets. You know some idiot somewhere has tried and died from munching, smoking or drinking whatever. I would imagine any plant that would kill for a brief time before death, have some sort of conscience altering effect.
I have a friend who takes morphine for AIDS related symptoms. As a former alcoholic, He was worried about becoming addicted. But, his doctor said, if you take it as medicine, and only when you truly need it, you will not become addicted. It has something to do with the mind. And perhaps, the extent of disease. Anyway, it works for him.
 

William Y (54)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 10:13 pm
There are probably a lot more psycho-plants that haven't been realized yet.
 

Joy W (100)
Friday February 25, 2011, 12:44 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Bon L (0)
Friday February 25, 2011, 4:55 am
Thanks for the info.
 

Ioana B (132)
Friday February 25, 2011, 9:28 am
i do not agree with them
 

Past Member (0)
Friday February 25, 2011, 9:50 am
The impact to consumer health by use of these plants is poorly understood. It would be much easier to regulate and tax marijuana consumption and sales.
 

Ian Donelson (149)
Friday February 25, 2011, 9:51 am
A popular post. Noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday February 25, 2011, 10:49 am
Just remember, these plants evolved those chemicals as a form of defence. Do make sure you know what you are doing.
 

Sara H (1)
Friday February 25, 2011, 1:40 pm
Interesting read.
 

Jennifer M (78)
Friday February 25, 2011, 1:45 pm
But we can't grow hemp for paper and other things. Ridiculous. Hemp plants can't even get you high! Marijuana plants do, not hemp though. I wish the stupid US would realize that. It's a much better option for paper!
 

Ron Avila (20)
Friday February 25, 2011, 2:42 pm
far out!
 

Tracey D (9)
Friday February 25, 2011, 3:11 pm
Tried to read that and found multiple pop ups as well as several questionable elements on that page including a virus. Do we have another safe source to read this article at? I really don't need my computer damaged.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday February 25, 2011, 3:35 pm
holy crap the pop ups and audio ads that you cannot cut off or the other many annoying and invasive things on that page made it difficult to stop my browser from crashing...i didnt get to even read half of it.
 

Susan B (3)
Friday February 25, 2011, 4:15 pm
TY.
 

Christine A (57)
Friday February 25, 2011, 4:53 pm
Marcia! - You 'scooped' me! I was also going to add, 'Don't let MONSANTO get hold of the seeds! BTW, anyone know WHY the morning glory seeds are sprayed with cyanide? That sounds very, very dangerous! Trust humans to mess things up!
 

Tierney G (381)
Friday February 25, 2011, 5:43 pm
I think I have that Peruvian Torch Cactus but don't plan on getting high off of it LOL i just think they are neat plants.
Have grown wormwood did not know about that quality of the plant before. Ahh love the plant kingdom!
Thanks
 

Edgar Zuim (47)
Friday February 25, 2011, 6:40 pm
The best product for me to have sweet dreams is fennel and chamomile. The tea of these herbs is really fantastic.
 

Eternal G (734)
Friday February 25, 2011, 6:52 pm
MORE of those please, I bookmarked it and hey I have a couple of thriving wormwood plants in the garden!
 

Patricia Geller (34)
Friday February 25, 2011, 7:54 pm
Well I think I'll go plant shopping tomorrow!!
 

Beth M (46)
Friday February 25, 2011, 8:03 pm
..many a mind has been totally permanently blitzed from entering into the shamanic realms..take care out there...x
 

KS Goh (0)
Saturday February 26, 2011, 12:15 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Amanda P (3)
Saturday February 26, 2011, 1:47 am
this article i am grateful for, everyone dont all go off rushing to your gardens.... please beware the dangers in plants. and have fun :)
 

Anna Borsey (66)
Saturday February 26, 2011, 2:57 am
@Christine A. - The reason the Morning Glory seeds are now sprayed with cyanide is that quite a few people in the late 1960s used to either brew them up in water and make an infusion which they drank OR just chew them and swallow. This was because the seeds contain an hallucinogenic compound.

I remember hearing, in 1969, that "someone" had died after jumping off a high bridge, believing he could fly, whilst "tripping out" on Morning Glory seeds. It might be true, I don't know. Anyway, the authorities were (allegedly) concerned about the number of people who were using these seeds as a recreational drug.
 

JOHNLEWIS HODDINOTT (77)
Saturday February 26, 2011, 3:16 am
I REMEMBER

YELLOW MELLWO, WELL, THE STRINGEY BITS IN THE BANANA PEEL,

FLOK SINGER DONAVAN HAD A HIT SONG CALLED YELLOW MELLOW

USE TO DRY IT OUT IN MOTHER'S WOOD OVEN

BUT NOTHING BEATS A BIT OF BUDDHA, ( MULL ):))))

O HAPPY DAYS THE 60S !!!!!1
 

Kathlene Lentz (30)
Saturday February 26, 2011, 12:44 pm
I learned recently that the Salvia in my garden is a drug-producing plant. And here I thought it was just another pretty face!
 

James h (7)
Saturday February 26, 2011, 12:56 pm
I'll stick with mushrooms...
 

patricia lasek (317)
Saturday February 26, 2011, 1:15 pm
Ahhh! The bounty of nature!
 

Mark H (44)
Saturday February 26, 2011, 1:47 pm
Thanks.
 

Ellen G (0)
Saturday February 26, 2011, 4:37 pm
warning, do not visit the site, Avast protected my computer from malware that was trying to install itself as soon as I started to load the page.
 

Ann L (15)
Saturday February 26, 2011, 4:53 pm
Noted. Thanks for post. Pot sounds much safer, at least it use to be, before they increased the THC in it and removed the protective part that stopped one from becoming psychotic. Seeing a lot of that here in the younger generation. Visited the site and something tried to download, so left the site. Will scan shortly. Thanks for the post and the warning.
 

James h (7)
Saturday February 26, 2011, 6:25 pm
@ Ann Lafave: the THC thing is not really true in the sense that it's repeated all too frequently. whether you smoke pot or not I highly (pun intended) recommend two video documentaries, both available from netflix. One is High: The True Tale of American Marijuana and The Union: The Business of Getting High. They aren't just about stoners and all that but deal with everything around pot from the companies making a fortune from pushing drug testing, the private prison companies, the government and its involvement and all the lies it has propagated, how it became illegal and the lengths that were went to to erase it from people's minds. Some things included removing hemp cloth from the Museum of Fabrics despite that it was used in everything from ship sails to military uniforms. Even the name "marijuana: was devised so farmers didn't know it was actually inclusive of the extremely profitable hemp they grew. remember the pot causes brain damage experiment with monkeys? The truth is they suffocated the monkeys by presenting them only huge quantities of pot smoke to breathe via sealed gasmasks. When the autopsied them they found brain damage and reported the pot caused it. What really caused it was oxygen deprivation which caused brain cell death after just minutes. Again, even if you never smoked pot and have no interest in it, the information in these two documentaries is mind blowing and absolutely fascinating.
 

John Williams (36)
Saturday February 26, 2011, 7:25 pm
Noted :) Think my garden just might have a few new additions......also thanks for the added info on the comments about other plants for my garden.....maybe....maybe not :(
 

Dana W (9)
Saturday February 26, 2011, 7:58 pm
Whoah!
 

Hartson Doak (39)
Saturday February 26, 2011, 8:25 pm
Getting people interested in botany is a bunch better than huffing.
 

Jacqueline Fonseca (29)
Sunday February 27, 2011, 7:09 am
I'm happy with just smelling the roses.....
 

Anna Borsey (66)
Sunday February 27, 2011, 10:20 am
@ John Lewis Hoddinott - Donovan had a hit called "Mellow Yellow" in 1966 - I have a copy of the LP with the same name!

Copied from Wikipedia:
""Mellow Yellow" is a song and single release by Donovan. It reached #2 on the Billboard charts in the U.S. in 1966.

The song was rumored to be about smoking dried banana skins, which was believed to be a hallucinogenic drug in the 1960s, though this has since been debunked. According to Donovan's notes accompanying the album Donovan's Greatest Hits, the rumor that one could get high from smoking dried banana skins was started by Country Joe McDonald in 1966, and Donovan heard the rumor three weeks before "Mellow Yellow" was released as a single."
 

Anna Borsey (66)
Sunday February 27, 2011, 10:22 am
Oh yes, Happy Days, the 1960s indeed! My happiness lasted through the 1970s, but everything has been going downhill ever since - in my opinion!

Even the cannabis is lethal nowadays!
 

ewoud k (68)
Sunday February 27, 2011, 11:18 am
Remember to be careful smoking stuff like this.

Not sure it's less hazardous concerning cancers, and there might be some hard to control side effects.

On the other hand, life in itself is already dangerous....

 

Cindy C (125)
Sunday February 27, 2011, 12:13 pm
thank you for the information
 

Susan Pernot (75)
Sunday February 27, 2011, 1:33 pm
noted. So many people will do and smoke just about anyhting if they think they can get high.
 

William Y (54)
Sunday February 27, 2011, 3:03 pm
To Susan Pernot. I know how that works. another supposed psvcho substance, in the 60s was oregano. I knew a number of individuals who got "high" on it, sort of a psycho semantic high.
 

gene p (0)
Sunday February 27, 2011, 3:31 pm
Let's not forget the nutmeg...
Love growing a colorful garden.
 

Anneliese B (19)
Sunday February 27, 2011, 7:54 pm
I'd rather just stick to the green that I've already known. At least I know what happens with that.
 

Krasimira B (175)
Monday February 28, 2011, 8:09 am
Noted with interest, thank you Bojan,
 

Jacki Hileman (20)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 8:31 pm
Did anyone else encounter a "threat" (virus) connected with the page ???
 

Lika P (130)
Friday March 4, 2011, 3:32 am
Interesting. Unfortunately for me, aside from my indoor plants, I'm a professional at growing dandelions. At least the leaves can be used in salad, and the roots are good for tea and skin poultices.
 

jane richmond (10)
Friday May 27, 2011, 6:47 am
noted
 
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