Citation: doctorpepper. "Just Like Pot: An Experience with Spice-Like Smoking Blends (exp87171)". Erowid.org. Apr 29, 2019. erowid.org/exp/87171
I have been interested in any kind of mj-like substance since they sold 'yhuba gold' out of the back of high times. (what WAS that?!?) I have smoked pot for 20-something years.
A year or so ago I bought some 'spice diamond' from an internet vendor. It cost more than real pot, but I am curious about these things. It came to the U.S. from overseas. The smell was very nice, like black tea. I did not have a waterpipe at that time, so I rolled one up. Nice mellow, pleasant smoke. I was skeptical about effects because I had tried lots of different herbal smokes, and most were bunk.
This was real. Very pot stoney. I was impressed. I was HIGH!
Just when I was really liking the spice diamond, it was no longer available in the U.S. When I went to the website I bought it from, they were selling different products in its place, like 'fusion' (which sucks). This was before anyone knew 'spice' had 'synthetic cannabinoids' sprayed onto an herbal base.
Fast forward a year or so and I'm at my local head shop where I see a sign saying 'we sell spice'. They have something called 'black mamba' for $25 a gram. Once again, I am curious and buy a gram. It smells familiar--damiana is the base herb.
I pack a bong-load. (I was aware of the negative side effects reported.) Two good hits and I am as good as stoned! Freaking identical to a pot high. No bad effects-no heart racing, paranoia, etc...
This wont be legal much longer. Too bad, it's great. Just waaaay too expensive.
I think the negative reactions have been from inexperienced drug users and/or plain old overdosing.
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