5. Angel Trumpet Tea
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|Datura flower aka Angel Trumpet.|
The Angel Trumpet, also known Datura, and sometimes here in Miami as Bella Donna, can kill you. The flowers can be ingested after a tea-like brew, smoked, or even eaten in seed form. In many cases ingestion leads to psychotic visions
or intense hallucinations. Getting high on these can also stop breathing and result in death. Beware this prevalent flower.4. Peyote CactusNopales
cactus are on the menu at Mexican restaurants all over the states, and well, Mexico. Peyote is a cactus that grows there too, though it can also be found here, wild, in the mountains of Arizona and New Mexico. This all natural, organic, super-psychedelic will put you on a vision quest, but don't abuse it or use it insincerely. Legend has it that the cactus can bend your trip to its whims based on your intent in taking it.
3. Betel Nut
The Betel Nut comes from the Areca Catechu palm tree and is a popular mild stimulant chewed from Taiwan to Thailand. Repeated chewing leads to highly stained teeth, see above image. The high is not like crack or any other hard drug. Reported
effects are general feeling of well being with side effects of hunger suppression and alertness.2. Coca Leaves
If cocaine is Bolivian marching powder, then coca leaf is like Bolivian Sudafed. These leaves not only help the body deal with altitude sickness, they also provide mild euphoria and act as a stimulant. Where the plant is native people chew it and brew it to take the edge off, sort of like us Americans do with whiskey and cigarettes, except healthier and with valid medicinal qualities. 1. Pot Brownies, Cookies, Bread and Butter, and Pasta, and...hell just call it Pot Munchies
Weed, glorious weed. It's legal in some of the United States (even if the state isn't united in its support), there's no hangover, it works as medicine, it definitely gets you high, and it's helping American entrepreneurs come up with new ways to market the world's greatest smokable plant. Marijuana, we salute you!