Yessir, just in time for the holiday season, nutmeg is apparently the latest way to get high:
Hot on the heels of this week's recall of Whole Foods-labeled nutmeg over salmonella fears, a TV station in New Hampshire reports that some wise-acre kids in Oklahoma are Beavising it up by smoking nutmeg, posting videos of it on YouTube, vomiting and discussing how awesome it is. The newsfolk at WMUR-TV present a pragmatic take on the issue. "Certainly they will get the hallucinations that they're looking for, but the side effects, particularly the upset stomach and vomiting, prevents them from wanting to do it again. In fact, I've never heard of anyone trying it who wants to try it again," says some guy who is never identified but seems to know what he's talking about.
Apparently it's not all that "new" either - Malcolm X wrote in his autobiography of getting high in prison on nutmeg. Kids are smoking, snorting and eating nutmeg as a "legal" high.
Just like Four Loko, so goes nutmeg. How long before I'm having to go to Criag's List to get my nutmeg so I can make fruitcake cookies?
Damn those nutty kids.