Kew Gardens Club Offers Chance to Try Mind-Bending Plant Drugs

By Gary Cutlack on at

Those of you who've ever fruitlessly smoked the content of your gran's herbs and spices rack in an attempt to get high might want to venture down to London's Kew Gardens, where a niche enthusiast plant club will offer visitors that chance to try some intoxicating drug plants.

The Plant Connoissuers' Club will be rounding up a few of the more controversial plants from now until mid-October. The event will let visitors try betel nut, kola nut and raw guarana, common psychoactives widely used around the world but spurned in favour of the equally mind-bending option of four cans of Stella for £5 in the UK. [Independent]

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