Sunday, September 21, 2008

Not enough to worry about

Jimson weed? OK, it contains poisonous alkaloids that might give you a trip, albeit a bad one. If a public health warning was in order, a picture would have helped. But I used to have belladonna growing in my back yard, too. Never tried that either.

If you know where to look, you can find plenty of marijuana growing wild. My garden includes salvia. Smoke either for a buzz. The anti-pleasure crowd is trying to ban the latter.

Could we instead concern ourselves with the important problems that we have in great profusion and let people make their own decisions about harmless highs?

(Note: Nope, I'm not talking about opiates.)

Click image for full picture and more information at Cornell.

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