Citation: noderator. "Spinning Donuts on the Ocean: An Experience with Dronabinol (exp88318)". Erowid.org. Apr 29, 2019. erowid.org/exp/88318
I used to work on cruise ships and frequently rode them when they were delivered to their new owners. On the delivery cruise, there were typically no passengers, only crew and related personel. There were very few restrictions on where you could or couldn't go, but the trip usually took a few weeks, so all medications had to be brought along.
I'm a cannabis smoker and I'm always afraid of bringing in any type of stash as I cross several international borders. I was fortunate to get about 40 of the brown Marinol 'fish eggs', small round, oil filled rubbery capsules. I also managed to find a small modicum of Cannabis, so I saved the Marinol for mid voyage, after I went thru my stash.
I saved the Marinol for mid voyage, after I went thru my stash.
I had taken them before, typically supplemented by regular Cannabis and had no ill effects aside from getting pretty stoned and hungry. One day, I popped 3 or 4 without smoking and it got pretty freaky. The Marinol, by itself, made me feel somewhat queasy and I felt like the cruise ship was out in the middle of the ocean spinning donuts in the water, the vertigo like sensation was disconcerting. The closest feeling I can equate to it was the 1st time I ate real 70s hash brownies...and made a pig of myself. It was a little too much and way too intense.
The Marinol was the same...it had an edge to it that isn't felt when smoking. Smoking Cannabis fixed everything...it seems the mixture of the THCs and other Cannabinoids really smooths out the experience making it much more relaxed.
In my opinion, Marinol isn't a pleasant experience, especially compared to the regular feel of Cannabis. It has a much more overwhelming effect and would probably be closer to a hash brownie OD feel than a pleasant buzz...at least with higher doses. A single pill (like they prescribe) is much better than nothing but can really sneak up on me, regardless of my past experiences.
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