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My girlfrined just informed me the other day her moring glories looked like her Dh had wacked them down with weed wacker. Now. come to find out. Teenagers are making a "brew" of them and getting high form them. She is flipping out. Are they poisioness? Plus there is the bug stray thing. HELP
Mimi - the plant plant contains some alkaloids but most of the drug is in the seeds. It takes A LOT of seeds to get high - like 300 or more. It's doubtful these kids really know what they are doing - but I suppose ya never know. Morning glory seeds also have a toxin in them that causes nausia. If they do manage to get high it probably won't be very pleasant.
If they're trying morning glory seeds there's probably other more dangerous plants they might try too. Datura & Brugmansia are both VERY, VERY dangerous. I guess your friend needs to find out how much these kids know. Pulling up her morning glories may not solve the problem.
This is an old post but we had this problem here last week where I live so I thought I would revive it, kids had ripped the pods off my morning glory and poppies so I moved my pots to the back.
Most worrying is the datura that is mentioned here.
I remember in the states years ago there was a group, the leader had brainwashed all of them and they believed every single word he had said.
He was a power hungry control freak and told them to drink a tea made from datura seeds and they drank it with great gusto and said how delicious it was and were fighting over it and all died, I think that's why it's also called Jamestown Weed (Jimson Weed) or the Jamestown massacre.