(KMOV) – Drug users are now raiding kitchen cabinets for nutmeg to get high. Those looking for a high simply sprinkle a little on a piece of paper, roll it up, and smoke it.
And there are even YouTube videos that show how to abuse the spice step-by-step.
Dr. Michael Mullins, a medical toxicologist at Washington University, says that smoking nutmeg can cause unpleasant side effects including nausea, headaches, dizziness and rapid heartbeats.
Dr. Mullins says abusing nutmeg is rarely deadly, but there is an oil used in nutmeg that can get abusers a slight high.