Hippies and the Art of Smoking Banana Peels

Posted by M ws On Monday, May 13, 2013 1 comments
Shortly after sharing my previous post on How To Whiten Your Teeth With Banana Peel, I came across this very interesting post written by Keith Veronese on Why hippies thought smoking banana peels could get you high.


Every hear of (or see) someone smoking a banana peel to get high? Neither have I. However, the smoking of banana peels has a history dating to the late 1960s in the United States and Canada, with smokers allegedly receiving a hallucinogenic trip.

Where did this phenomenon start, and are there any hallucinogens tucked away in a typical banana?

Spreading the banana gospel

In the late 1960s, stories of the hallucinogens hidden in local grocery stores and fruit stands spread through North America. According to these tales, separating, boiling, baking, and drying bananas would allow a user to extract the chemical bananadine and enter into a potent psychedelic experience.

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1 comments to Hippies and the Art of Smoking Banana Peels

  1. says:

    walla Would that explain why in a certain country, monkeys can flash their toothy smiles of unity one day and then spew racist haze the next?


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