'Pot poisoning' spikes in Washington state

The recent spike in marijuana exposure incidents in Washington state is potentially related to the number of unlicensed medical marijuana dispensaries in that state.

Dagga: some basic facts

Dagga is South Africa’s most generally used drug. Here are some facts on the cheap, and freely available drug.


Both the kernel and its covering contain psychoactive components within their oils.

Dagga (cannabis)

Cannabis is a leafy plant which grows wild in many of the tropic and temperate areas of the world. It is cultivated both indoors and out for the production of its flowering tops.

Salvia divinorum

Salvia divinorum is a soft-leaved green plant, native to Southern Mexico, which contains a powerful psychoactive chemical known as Salvinorin.

Psilocybin/magic mushrooms

The effects of ingesting "magic mushrooms" resemble a shorter-acting LSD trip, producing significant physical, visual and perceptual changes.


Datura is a light-green annual or biennial shrubby plant that grows from two to one to three meters. It has hairy leaves, spiny fruit, and vibrant flowers.

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