Citation: Radstruck. "Not Weed, but It Has Potential: An Experience with JWH-018 & Peppermint (exp84980)". Erowid.org. Aug 23, 2018. erowid.org/exp/84980
First off, I'd like to say that I'm a lightweight. Two hits of good bud are enough to make me happy for a couple of hours. I quit smoking weed and taking other drugs years ago. But I wanted to try this because I'm subject to occasional random urinalysis, and because I think the THC receptors could be one key to weight loss and I plan to take very tiny doses over the next few months to see if I lose weight.
I received a gram of pure JWH-018 this Saturday. It was pure white in color, and was powdered. It looked like cocaine to me. I poured approximately half of it in a small glass pyrex baking dish. (I eyeballed the amount.) I then dumped in around ¼ cup of acetone and mixed it up thoroughly with a spoon. Mixing probably wasn't even necessary – the JWH-018 powder melted immediately. But I wanted to be thorough. I then added 0.85 ounces of peppermint leaves. I had previously tried out smoking different leaves, and the peppermint was the smoothest. Then I poured enough extra acetone in to fully cover the leaves, stirred it again, and put the whole mess aside overnight to dry. I put it on my hot water heater. That probably wasn't the smartest thing to do, but it was completely dry by the following morning.
Monday morning, I put a small pinch of the peppermint leaves – about 2/3 of a pencil eraser's worth, into my pipe. I intended to take just one hit. The first hit was a reasonable lungful, not a huge amount, but adequate. After taking the first hit, it occurred to me that it was ok to finish off the bowl. I believe this is because the first hit affected my judgment immediately. I took a second hit, and it was a really good hit. It filled my lungs and I held it for about 25 seconds.
After letting it out, I felt the same as I do when MJ first hits me. And I walked around saying, “This is pretty good.” But about five minutes later and WHAM! It hit me with full force. But it didn't exactly affect my mood. It affected how everything felt, especially my skin, in a good way. When my legs rubbed together when I walked, it felt really good and made me say, “Wow!” It made me feel horny, of course. The world I walk through changed in a way I can't describe. This isn't an adequate description, but it was like I was looking through the world in a lizard's eyes. And my thought processes were affected in a way that's similar to, but not exactly like, MJ. I became easily confused. My thoughts became scattered. Although I could complete tasks, I kept forgetting what I was doing. But I managed to brush my teeth, shave, and bathe in an hour (when these things normally take me 30 minutes). Time distortion was about what I would expect if I were really stoned off really good MJ.
It was 6:00 AM when I lit up. I was fried. Really fried. For two solid hours. I was heavily buzzed until 10:00 AM. And I wasn't in any condition to drive until about 11:30. But off and on until 6:00 PM, I was buzzed.
This stuff lasts a long time, and there were some things about it that I liked. But I spent most of the time waiting for it to wear off.
I spent most of the time waiting for it to wear off.
There was no glee or joy associated with it, although enjoyable physical effects similar to MJ's were present. But I was disappointed in that I wasn't laughing or relaxed. Paranoia was more than I was comfortable with, though I've been much more paranoid on MJ.I was by myself, and I'm glad. I would have been far more nervous if someone else had been around me, because I don't think my social abilities would have been adequate for any situation.
I think the first hit would have been perfect, and I might have had a different impression if I had gotten a smaller dose. I think the best mixture would be four ounces of peppermint to one gram of JWH-018. That would give it the strength of really good bud, and allow a more normal estimation of the proper smoking amount.
I will try it again, at a lower dose. Maybe again and again. Though in some ways it might be better than MJ, in some ways it's worse. And MJ is ain't.
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