As reported by diverse, international methods that have echoed the note published originally by eldiario.com.uy.
As the already mentioned Uruguayan digital daily paper reports, “it appears to be that Cannabis would have a substitute: the hydrangea; and it is for that reason that the theft of this plant has become so popular that the case is already starting to be taken as something worrisome by German and French authorities.”
According to the experts consulted by the French press, “The secondary effects of the consumption of hydrangea—in the form of a “joint” or a cigarette—are disastrous: gastrointestinal and respiratory problems, acceleration of the cardiac rhythm…”
Meanwhile, the police in the Gallic country are investigating the total disappearance of hydrangeas in public gardens in the region of Calais, and in the cemeteries of the zone, which according to witnesses, would have been stolen by gangs of young people.
What does science say with respect to this drug?
As the blog multaspordrogas.com was already reporting last year, based on a publication by the German magazine Pharmazeutische Zeitung:
“The burning of the plant releases hydrogen cyanide, a toxic substance tied to brain damage and nervous lesions. In fact, when someone takes a puff of hydrangea without seed and breathes the smoke from its burning, it is not that it makes you “high” or that you are “flying”; it is that you are poisoned, which can lead to loss of consciousness, central nervous system disorders, and even death.”
Paradoxically, this gas was used very much in Nazi Germany as a method of mass execution (the famous Zyklon B would produce gaseous hydrogen cyanide on contact with water).