The other day I heard the weirdest thing. A client of mine called me very concerned. He has a son in high school and heard some of his son's friends joke about smoking catnip. "Dr. Jon, I'm really worried!" he told me. "What if they're not just joking and they're going to get hurt?"
His concern is understandable. This wouldn't be the first time that people have asked me about the effect of catnip on humans. I directed him to a great article on the subject. Read it here: What Effect Does Catnip Have on Humans
Anyway, while smoking catnip is gross (and probably tastes terrible!) I told him that it has no beneficial effect on humans. The kids might have just been making jokes.
It sounds like things will be OK, but please don't smoke any catnip!