In years past, degenerate types seeking a new high would have to work for it. Forced either to rely on the often-dubious advice of older siblings or else trust their luck to trial and error, this avenue of experimentation was open only to the most jaded wastrel.
Moreover, these methods also helped to maintain society’s delicate equilibrium, relying upon natural selection to thin out the ranks of these cognonauts. A great many burnouts had to suffer exquisitely painful deaths before one finally stuck his tongue to the correct toad.
Thanks to the pernicious influence of the Internet, even good kids can fall victim to the allure of instant gratification and readily attainable thrills. Much has been made of huffing, and the deadly highs which beckon from the colorful bottles under the sink.
But while America’s attention is diverted by the lurid dangers of Pine-Sol, who’s watching the spice rack?
Thanks to the ubiquity of instant media, today’s would-be druggie is no longer likely to be a college sophomore reading The Autobiography of Malcom X the first time he discovers the hidden threat in every home. Nutmeg is an hallucinogen.
Sometimes referred to as ‘the Spice,’ ’Margaret,’ ‘Sweet Lady Meg,’ or just ‘Meg,’ nutmeg can induce hallucinations if taken in sufficient quantities. However, most law enforcement organizations don’t consider it much of a threat, citing its low-energy, long-delayed high, and noting that Meg’s effects are best experienced in conjunction with other psychoactive drugs, such as marijuana.
“Plus,” says ’Eric,’ a sixteen-year old Meghead, “It tastes like ass.”
Despite nutmeg’s relatively low popularity as a recreational drug, some parents feel it puts at risk America’s most vulnerable children: those too incompetent or lazy to shoplift a bottle of Robitussin DM from Rite-Aid.