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A Little Dark but Very Controllable
2C-B & Cannabis
by PsychoPetra
Citation:   PsychoPetra. "A Little Dark but Very Controllable: An Experience with 2C-B & Cannabis (exp115044)". Erowid.org. Jan 3, 2021. erowid.org/exp/115044

T+ 0:00
40 mg oral 2C-B
  T+ 0:15   smoked Cannabis
  T+ 1:10   smoked Cannabis
  T+ 4:30   smoked Cannabis
  T+ 5:30   smoked Cannabis


For some background, I've tried a bunch of psychedelics and stimulants in the past and smoke cannabis regularly. I have a very active imagination in normal life and find I am quite sensitive to psychedelics when compared to others who I have taken with in the past.

This trip was taken in and around my home with my partner, who was also taking 2-CB but had a lower dose. I'd taken 2-CB twice before this, both times I had a 30mg dose.

T+0:00 40mg dose of 2-CB around 18:00pm.

T+0:15 Shared a joint of cannabis with my partner, from previous experience and online reports, we found that cannabis increases the effects of 2-CB. I found (on the 30mg dose) that without cannabis the 2-CB was visually intense, but from a personality perspective quite uninvolving. The combination with cannabis for me pulls me much deeper into the hallucinogenic aspects of 2-CB and much closer to (but by no means the same as) the LSD experience of dissolution.

T+0:40 Beginning to feel 2-CB and some very minor colour discolorations. Began to talk about esoteric subjects with my partner.

T+1:10 Shared another joint of cannabis. Now feeling the 2-CB very strongly
T+1:10 Shared another joint of cannabis. Now feeling the 2-CB very strongly
, significant visuals, and noticing myself getting very distracted from direct interactions with my partner at this point.

T+1:30-4:30 The plateau was reached. At this point the trip became very intense for me and at some points during period bordered on being slightly uncomfortable. The hallucinations took a very 'moody' feel. As soon as I felt some way about something, the hallucinations would reflect and reflect and reinforce my current emotions. During this period I mostly lay on the floor near my wood burner with my partner.

There were some darker moments during this period, we were listening to some very varied music and sometimes momentarily I would find some of the sounds disturbing which would create negative images in my mind. This is not something I usually experience, as I generally enjoy this kind of music. It's not easy to describe but it felt like the sounds (or my reactions to them) were in some way interacting with and affecting other aspects of my thought process, or my feelings towards other things that I was thinking about.

After the first few instances of this occuring I found that I was able to quickly make a conscious decision to move away from these feelings when it happened and focus on some more present things like the heat from the wood stove or touch my partner.

The darkest moments were ones where I felt desperation, at some points even though I was able to move away from these thoughts, it felt like I was constantly being dragged towards them and I began to dread the rest of the trip. Like the other negative thought avenues, this was quite easy to step away from but only once I had realised that this was what I was doing. The short duration of 2-CB relative to other hallucinogens definitely helped me to feel comfortable with the commitment that I had made by taking it.

On the whole the plateau period lasted for around 3h and included about 30-40 minutes that involved some elements of internal tension for me. I personally enjoyed this period a lot even though it had a lot of 'darker' moments.

T+4:30 Plateau coming to an end, another joint of cannabis shared with my partner. We sat in the kitchen and discussed the experience as well as a number of aspects of our lives.

T+5:00 While thinking through the 'darker' aspects of the trip, my partner and I began to discuss what the 'darkness' might be.

T+5:30 Another joint shared with the partner and continued discussion. Very minor visuals still occurring.

T+7:30 Most of the effects have now worn off apart from a warm feeling inside me which I tend to find I have after 2-CB.

Conclusion and Thoughts

On the whole, the trip was very enjoyable and interesting for me. I am not generally disturbed by darkness on or off hallucinogenics, so I am very interested to explore the anxiety/disturbance that I felt on this occasion in a future trip. This was definitely the most intensely dark trip I have experienced, and I would warn anyone away from jumping in any deeper into 2-CB without becoming accustomed to it at lower doses first.

I have recently been under a lot of stress from work as I recently had a contract involving some very difficult clients (it's over now) during this period I allowed myself to get accustomed to entertaining a lot of anxious thought patterns to try to keep them happy. Given the timing it seems possible that these things could be related, and I will take some time to reflect on this.

Exp Year: 2020ExpID: 115044
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 28 
Published: Jan 3, 2021Views: 243
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