***Disclaimer: I do not endorse the use of any legal or illegal substances and I am simply making this video for harm reduction and education purposes only***

Datura is among one of the most dangerous hallucinogens in the world it is a group of plants such as Datura inoxia, Datura metel among others which all contain similar alkaloids such as scopolamine (which was investigated as a truth serum by military projects), hyoscyamine and atropine. This plant has a long history of dangerous use by indigenous cultures and "brave/foolish" psychonauts as even the concept of zombies derived from the Haitian Voodoo "nzumbi" may have been influenced by these plants as in "The Rainbow and the Serpent: A Harvard Scientist's Astonishing Journey into the Secret Societies of Haitian Voodoo, Zombies, and Magic" by Wade Davis proposes that one of the techniques to make someone into a zombie is by poisoning with pufferfish flesh (which contains tetrodotoxin), Datura seeds and leaves among other ingredients.

Datura while being one of the most dangerous psychoactive substances on the planet is unscheduled within the United States (with a few exceptions Kansas and Louisiana) which would seem rather oxymoronic when Datura is compared with Cannabis, Psilocybe mushrooms or similar entheogens which have no direct deaths related to them (as far as I have researched) and in fact are far safer, though like my disclaimer above I still do not condone the use of any legal or illegal substances, but this is still an interesting pharmacological perspective on the drug laws. It could possibly be the fact that most who survive their Datura experiences never choose to repeat their experience due to the severe dysphoria and crippling physical side effects due to anticholinergic activity of Datura's compounds...

Link to the Erowid trip report: https://erowid.org/experiences/exp.php?ID=108818

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