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"Still, he bought a gram of the drug, and when he returned to the car and began to open it"
Originally posted by Kaytagg
I think the REAL story here is to NOT DRINK LOTS OF ALCOHOL, and THEN take this drug.
Indeed Tropane bearing plants are very dangerous, as I've previously indicated. However, the plant pictured in the OP article is Brugmansia, which is well understood. Basically, it is a large Datura, with the same constituents, in the same quantities: 0.22 - 0.4% in the leaves. Thus, even at its strongest, an average sized person will be rendered profoundly delerious following a stupor by 3.5g of dried leaf - its true that the seeds are stronger. I should have been more specific.
Comments like this;
"1g of dried plant material is less than 1/3 of the amount needed to produce the full effects"
are very misleading as there is a wide variation of alkaloid content depending on species, environmental factors, geography, the part of the plant being used etc. This kind of misconception can lead to dangerous dosages.