Toxicity

Jack Shafer reports on the joys of a nutmeg high, now made far more likely by countless local TV scare stories about this deadly, killer teen-craze drug. And it is actually a killer, if taken in sufficient quantities. Still, for most curious teens, just a miserable, sleepy if trippy couple of days. Still: notice how untoxic cannabis is in comparison.

So the poison that makes you vomit is legal; and the herb that cures the nausea isn't. To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle. But don't snort either, please.