Forget pot -- students use familiar method to get high

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Massachusetts students ingesting plant seeds to get high

School officials and police are warning parents to be on the lookout for an alternate way for youngsters to get high: Flower seeds.

A report from Boston's local television station WCVB reports that three high school students needed to seek medical treatment after they ingested Blue Morning Glory flower seeds.

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"They said they found it in a desk and we had two students who ingested it and third who put it in his mouth but spit it out," Capt. Frank John of the Seekonk, Mass., police department near Providence, Rhode Island.

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The seeds contain d-lysergic acid amide (LSA) and closely resembles LSD. It can cause auditory and visual hallucinations when ingested and side effects include nausea and vomiting.

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In response, the local Home Depot has removed the seeds from shelves but officials warn that they may be sold elsewhere.

And it's not just Blue Morning Glory seeds that are banned at the high school; the others include: Sleepy Grass and Hawaiian Baby Woodrose.

"We as human beings have a tendency to come up with different ways to become impaired, or however you want to describe it," Seekonk Police Chief Craig Mace wrote on Facebook.

Police say that if parents start to see these type of seeds around the house -- and the child wasn't into gardening in the first place -- red flags should be raised.

Blue Morning Glory seeds are black; Hawaiian Baby Woodrose seeds are yellow/light brown; Sleepy Grass seeds looks like buckwheat.

"Total shock. Learning how to get a job or keep a job is a lot better than trying to waste time on trying to get high," local garden center owner Jeff Seyboth said.

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