Sheila accidentally drugs herself by inhaling the scent of this flower

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Sheila accidentally drugs herself by inhaling the scent of this flower

Those of you who’ve paid attention in your English classes will remember that Friar Lawrence – the dodgy priest from Romeo and Juliet – doesn’t only help the young protagonists well and truly f**k their lives up. Yeah, nah, he also waxes lyrical about the duality of nature. Specifically, in the scene when he’s picking precious-juiced flowers and baleful weeds, he talks about the way they can help or heal. Funnily enough, that’s exactly what the sheila in this story found out when she took a sniff of the Angel’s Trumpet. Have a squiz.

In R&J, Friar Lawrence talks about the fact that some plants can k-ll and some can heal. He may as well have been talking about the plant that singer-songwriter Raffaela Weyman and her friend took a big sniff of a few days ago.

That’s because the Angel’s Trumpet can be used as an ingredient in motion sickness and asthma medicine, but it can also be used to royally f**k you up. Yeah, nah, it’s a source of a chemical called scopolamine, and that’s a hallucinogen and potentially deadly narcotic also known as burundanga, and it’s frequently employed by criminals before committing robberies and sexual assaults.

So, when Weyman found the plant, her and her friend took a few big sniffs on their way to a party. Apparently, they weren’t aware what it was, and we’ll go with that. In an Instagram post, showing them inhaling the smell of the plant, Weyman says:

“12 days til GRADIENCE! I hope you inhale my EP just as deeply as we inhaled the delicious smell of this flower (PSA: after these photos were taken we both felt really weird and had to go home, I had my first sleep paralysis dream and the craziest nightmares, it was f*cked. The next day we were informed this is an ‘Angel’s Trumpet’. It’s highly poisonous and causes hallucinations and zombie-like trances SOOOO stick to inhaling my music, not a random flower you find on the street.”

Basically, Weyman was lucky she was only left feeling sick. She later told her TikTok: “When I got home and fell asleep, I had the craziest dreams and experienced sleep paralysis for the first time in my life.”

So yeah, maybe you should pay more attention in your English class, because it seems that Shakespeare knew his s**t.

Final thought: Anyway, it turns out that this plant is still pretty common around the place. Let us know if you’ve had similar experiences with it. Whack your comments on the Facebook post. See you there!

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