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Teens Using 'Angel's Trumpet' Plant to Get High

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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

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.


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Monica July 8, 2010, 12:31 PM

Hmmm .. seems like every week there is something new teens are using to try and get high off of. Vodka in the eyeball, nutmeg and now Angel’s Trumpet. My mother has some of these in her front yard. Now I know why this lady asked her for some and said she uses it as medicine. ‘Magine that.

cna training July 8, 2010, 2:53 PM

nice post. thanks.

Berenice October 12, 2010, 10:42 AM

What would come up next as the new trendy drug Kamagra Gel? Kids are clever in deed but the use the cleverness the wrong way

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