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Kids getting high on kitchen spice

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You go to the grocery store and pick up some spices for your holiday baking. But little do you know, you may also be buying what some are using as a gateway drug to a life of addiction?

It's a spice found in just about everyone's kitchen, probably yours.
Nutmeg, a simple natural spice. Kids say the effect is similar to smoking marijuana.

Numerous videos on youtube show teens turning a spice used mostly to flavor desserts into a dangerous drug.

Police say increased heart rate, blurred vision, and convulsions are just a few of many side effects from ingesting large amounts of nutmeg.

Police say there's no law against abusing a legal substance. But drug counselor Kathryn Jarvie says getting high with nutmeg can be just as dangerous as any narcotic.

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