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Cartoon Vision
Citation:   ryebread. "Cartoon Vision: An Experience with Cannabis (exp111022)". Jul 16, 2019.

  smoked Cannabis
This is a story about the time pot hit me psychedelically. Smoking grass was always more of a chill, relaxed, laid back experience for me, with the classic body numbing and laughter inducing effects. This time was way different
This time was way different

I was with my friend L and we were in central park smoking a jay. We smoke up, and I immediately got to a [7] so I was pretty baked. We were walking down the block to grab a bite to eat and I was stoned like I usually was. However, we got to a crosswalk and on both sides of the intersection (its a two way street) the first vehicle was a bike, followed by a taxi. I thought this symmetry was super cool, and when the light turned green and the cars went towards each other, I imagined what it would look like if both lanes were perfectly symmetrical and flowed into each other. At this point, while I'm walking down the street with L still, my mind transitions from viewing the world to viewing these cars moving in wave like patterns towards each other full of checkered taxis and rainbows. Then, the two waves of vehicles crossed each other (like the double helix of DNA) and the backdrop turned a chartreuse color, and squares moved across the scene and the colors pulsated through a rainbow spectrum. This all lasted for about 30 seconds, but it felt like a full 5 minutes. I excitedly told L about this, and she said she had never experienced anything like it. This was a truly impactful experience for me, since I had never seen anything like it.

The second time this happened to me was when I was at my friend Ws house with our other friend J. W and J both hit my bud with me, and we went up to Ws room to chill. On the TV, its paused at some screen of tiles. At first I think nothing of it, but as we sit down and W plays music, I begin to see the tiles pulsating to the beat of the music. Then, just like last time, my vision of the world shifts to this image of the tv tiles flying out of the tv and looping around each other in rainbow patterns. All kinds of things were appearing and flying and looking all cartoony, like lightning bolts, triangles, rocket ships, etc. Then W said something to me and it ended, and I told him about what just happened.

In both cases, I am very sure I never hallucinated in the same manner that people do when tripping on LSD, shrooms, etc. The best that I can explain it is that I imagined something happening, and all of a sudden my mind auto-pilots the vision that I am having and I see it unfold within my own head. I tuned out the things that were going on around me and my imagination became extremely, extremely vivid
my imagination became extremely, extremely vivid
. These imagined objects had dimension and texture and physics.

I havent gotten stoned since the second experience, but I am excited to see what happens next time.

Exp Year: 2017ExpID: 111022
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 17
Published: Jul 16, 2019Views: 534
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