Datura stramonium is a deliriant weed that is very common. It contains the tropane alkaloids atropine, hyoscyamine, and scopolamine. It is often recognized by the seed pods that are covered in thorns and the trumpet shaped flowers. It is very well known for crazy trips, mostly ending in forgetting the entire thing or those who remember saying "I'm never doing that again." It is a common house plant, and legal in the United States. It is hard to get an exact dose, since each flower contains varying levels of alkaloids.
 /del/ and datura
The users of /del/ have shown to have a love-hate relationship with the plant, mostly consisting of hate. The reasons behind this are most likely due to many threads that begin with the OP saying something along the lines of: "Holy shit guys, I just ate a heroic amount of datura seeds. What do I do?"
 If you do datura
Expect 1 or 2 things to happen:
- Brand new alternate realities ending in wondering why you are covered in shit, naked, 3 states away from your home.
 Effects of datura
Many rhymes have been made up about this powerful plant that sum up its effects better than I do:
- "blind as a bat, mad as a hatter, red as a beet, hot as hell, dry as a bone, the bowel and bladder lose their tone, and the heart runs alone."
- "Can't see, can't spit, can't pee, can't shit."
- "Eat a little, and go to sleep. Eat some more, and have a dream. Eat some more, and don't wake up."
Though the effects of datura are actually like your usual run of the mill /del/s, they come with a few twists here and there:
- Consciousness falling in and out.
- Talking to people who aren't there.
- Being in a place that you actually aren't in.
- Smoking phantom cigarettes and interaction with other objects that aren't real.
- Finding it impossible to communicate.
There have been many reports of seeing witches while tripping on datura, this may be due to a legend that witches, back during the good ol' witch-hunting days, would sometimes rub an ointment that contained an extraction of Datura onto a broomstick, and proceed to ram it up their vaginal orifice, thus causing them to trip bawls. However such claims are unlikely because the mucus membranes are exteremely sensitive to the alkaloids in Datura and Solonaceae plants and will blister very badly inded. Some users also report a stimulant-like effect, most likely stemming from the atropine alkaloids contained in datura. This may come from atropine's suppression of the vagus nerve's function - to decrease heart-rate. However, alkaloid content varies from plant to plant. Leaves which are green, young and small are a better bet but still offer no certainty of dose. Other present alkaloids, such as scopolamine, act as CNS depressants.
You can use datura in many ways, one of the most common ways it to smoke the leaves and flowers, but you can also make a tea out of the leaves, flowers, and seeds, or you can eat the seeds with or without cooking them. Eating raw seeds is not recommended because of the high toxicity of them. The most potent parts in decreasing order are respectively the seed pods, leafs and flowers. Seeds are eaten while leaves are usually brewed as tea, though they are also chewed for their effects.
 Oops I took too much, what do I do?
Get to a hospital immediately, you'll most likely have your stomach pumped and be given physostigmine for it. An alternative method to treat datura poisoning by shamans has been taking mescaline. But seriously, go the hospital unless you want your heart to explode.
 If you want to try it
Go here. No excuses. Read everything you can before taking it, because this is one of the most dangerous recreational drugs you can take.