Street Drug Sold as ‘Cocaine’ Causes Paranoid Schizophrenia . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 16 July 2021

Dear Ones,

Pragmatic Prophet here! I have a hunch that a white powder made from the seeds of a weed local to the Santa Monica Mountains may be passed off as ‘cocaine’ on the streets of Los Angeles.

The illegal substance is Datura, also known as locoweed, jimsonweed, and devil’s trumpet. Regular use of this hallucinogenic poison can cause aggressive behavior, irritability, and paranoid schizophrenia …

Link: “Chronic Non-fatal Datura Abuse in a Patient of Paranoid Schizophrenia: A Case Report,” by Souray Khanra, C.R.J. Khess, and Naveen Srivastava, 10 December 2014 … https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25544354/ ..

Eating Datura causes delirium, which is to say, inability to differentiate reality from fantasy. It causes vivid, dream-like hallucinations and mental confusion. Other symptoms are the heart beating too fast, bizarre and sometimes violent behavior, and stripping off one’s clothes possibly in a public place.

After ingesting the drug, a person feels restless, depressed, and anxious. Other symptoms are dilation of the pupils of the eyes, inability to urinate, muscle stiffness, temporary paralysis, and amnesia. In a few cases, people have died after ingesting the drug.

A person begins feeling the symptoms about an hour after ingesting this illegal substance. The symptoms last from one or two days to more than 2 weeks. Most people hope never to repeat the experience.

Please warn your neighbors and friends of the bad effects of using this cocaine ‘knockoff’.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

For more, see “Datura” in Wikipedia.

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