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  • What Is Thornapple, the Hallucinogenic That Ended up in Supermarket Spinach

    What Is Thornapple, the Hallucinogenic That Ended up in Supermarket Spinach

    The agent that contaminated baby spinach, prompting the recent national recall, has been revealed. It’s a weed, not deliberate misadventure or a chemical contaminant. The culprit is thornapple, otherwise known as jimsonweed or, to give it its scientific name, Datura stramonium. Multiple cases of poisoning, now extending into their hundreds, have been reported across numerous…