Lactuca - L. virosa
Citation: Psyonic One. "Mail-Order Excitement: An Experience with Lactuca - L. virosa (exp42569)". Erowid.org. Jun 20, 2006. erowid.org/exp/42569
So, in my never ending quest to find other things to occupy my mind with, I happened upon many reports of a 'Wild Lettuce Opium'. Now, I have seen the 'Budz' and other such clones and hybrids of this stuff, even tried a few but to no avail. It was hard to tell if we were dizzy from smoke inhalation or from an actual effect of the substance. Then I discovered a place where I can order pretty high potency extracts of the Lettuce. So, I ordered some.(Hey for $6.50 a gram it seemed like an acceptable loss even if it sucked.)
We the other day my package arrived with a little baggie containing an almost hash-like substance that was hard, a medium shade of brown, and not sticky or greasy like I had imagined. It was a lot like marijuana resin from the bowl of a well used pipe. Anxious to try it out, I pulled off a little piece maybe the size of a pea and put it into a regular glass bowl.
I flamed it directly, it took a few seconds of direct heat to get burning, once it was going I drew in a hit. It was smooth and easy to manage in my lungs. I took a few hits from the pipe one after the next, until the little pea was just an ash. I sat back and waited for five minutes. Nothing really obvious at this point, so I decided to try another little piece.
Same process, about a pea sized piece, smoked down in a few back to back hits, sat back for a few minutes. Still, apparently nothing. I got up and decided to walk home (I have stuff shipped to my work).
As soon as I stood up, it became apparent that there WERE actually effects taking place. My coordination was a little less than accurate, I felt a little off center and wobbly. As I walked I became aware that I was actually fairly high from the 8-10 hits I had taken. It felt fairly similar to a marijuana high, but pretty much a body buzz. Not a kind bud sort of buzz but much more like I had smoked some brown-bud an hour or so before that.
It was mellow and totally manageable. No marijuana like paranoia or unsociability like I sometimes get. The total experience peaked in about 15-20 minutes and tappered off over the next two-three hours returning me to absolute baseline after that. I had experienced something similar with 'Sopium' a few years earlier after a Rat Dog show.
I am glad that I found this cheap and interesting extract. I am not usually one who bothers with stuff like this but, all in the name of science! I will repeat this experience again...
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