@pleonasm - That's interesting. I knew that people used to use nutmeg as a kind of snuff (which is like tobacco but taken in through sniffing it up the nose) but I didn't realize it actually had hallucinogenic qualities.
I'm surprised they still allow them to sell it in stores! You must have to do something special to it in order to make it act like a drug, maybe.
I've heard that it's considered only borderline safe when you are pregnant and taking too much can hurt the fetus.
Generally it's not considered enough of a risk to warn women about it, but I know a couple of my friends just avoided it just in case.
I think it's a shame that it is a tropical tree. It sounds like it might be a nice one to have in the garden, since it produces two kinds of spices with the same fruit.
But, usually there's all kinds of production needed to make a fruit into a spice, so I suppose even if I had one I wouldn't have time to process it.