High Expectations
Calea zacatechichi
Citation:   Crane. "High Expectations: An Experience with Calea zacatechichi (exp106068)". Erowid.org. Jul 8, 2019. erowid.org/exp/106068

  smoked Cannabis (daily)
  7 joints/cigs smoked Calea zacatechichi (ground / crushed)
  1.5 g oral Calea zacatechichi (tea)
Other experience: I had been using weed for about 6 months now and smoked on average about 2 joints per day. Along with this I had done shrooms on a several occasions. Other than this, I had tried no other drugs or herbs other than 2 joints of cheech the day before.

It was about 10:30 T-0. I rolled a joint of [zacatechichi]. In order to roll it, I had to first run the cheech through a coffee grinder to get it fin enough to roll (the leaves and stems and seeds came all dried in a pack). I went outside and smoked it, no noticeable effects, after all why would there be any, I am quite big and I had hardly any. The taste was a little bitter and I didnt enjoy it *that* much, but it wasnt bad either. I decide to go back in and roll a bunch more.

11:30 T-1hr
After about 30min of grinding and rolling (it is surprisingly hard to roll when it was so fine, I should not have left it in the grinder for more than 5sec). I went back outside after getting distracted by the tv, this time with 6 joints ready (all done with roaches no filters). I put in some headphones, turned my music up loud and started slowly wandering the streets in the dark, smoking away.

11:45 T-1.25hr
After about the 3rd joint I would occasionally get a moment where my head would wipe clean like a warm towel swiping down my brain. This only lasted about 10sec each time and only happened about 3-4 more times with the next few joints.

12:00 T-1.5hr
After finishing my last joint as I arrived home, I turned on the kettle and my myself some cheech tea. I added about 1.5g of cheech to 250ml of boiling water with no tea bag and let it sit for 15min. I turned of the lights and took a sip in the dark. This was EXTREMELY horrible. The taste is worse than red goon, from which I have almost thrown up with before, so I made sure to drink slowly.

It took some time, but I managed to finish it by eating a peanut butter + Nutella sandwich every sip to wash out the taste.

12:30 T-2hr
At this point I had been sitting in the dark drinking the tea for 30min and had just finished. I hoped into bed and lay down. Sleep did not come any fasted than usual nor any easier. I did feel more tired, but not more sleepy. After about 15min of lying on my back I was asleep.

7:30 T-9hr
I woke up at 7:30 about 2min before my alarm to get ready for uni. I did not remember any of my dreams, nor did I have a lucid dream.
I did not remember any of my dreams, nor did I have a lucid dream.
I did not feel any much more refreshed or any more dreamy while awake.

Overall I think it was a bit of a waste of money and I would not do it again. Perhaps I needed a bigger dose. Maybe I did, however I cannot make myself go through the awful tea again, and smoking it takes too long. I don't have a bong either otherwise I would have used that.

Exp Year: 2015ExpID: 106068
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: Jul 8, 2019Views: 856
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