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Disappointed by My Purchase
Sceletium tortuosum
by Jake
Citation:   Jake. "Disappointed by My Purchase: An Experience with Sceletium tortuosum (exp97361)". Erowid.org. May 20, 2020. erowid.org/exp/97361

 
DOSE:
  repeated smoked Sceletium tortuosum

BODY WEIGHT: 125 lb


I purchased 3 grams of coarse-grade Kanna from a popular online vendor.

The first time I had one hit of the stuff. It tasted good and I didn't feel any different. Later, I felt slightly elated and a little happier. Maybe placebo.

Amongst my friends, all 3 grams were consumed between 2 days. The first night, 3 people smoked about 4 or 5 bowls between them. Every person noticed 'something' different, but it was very subtle and hardly noticeable.
Every person noticed 'something' different, but it was very subtle and hardly noticeable.


The smoke was very hot and harsh on the throat. Eventually we tried smoking it very quickly, to try to get the most out of it. This made the heat worse, and eventually it led to an uncomfortable feeling in the mouth/throat and lots of salivation. After the smoking experience, no one felt any different. The next day we smoked the rest of it. We saved one bowl for the night.

At one point one of my friends accidentally sucked in a lot of ash. It seemed to be a VERY negative experience. One friend tried snorting the stuff after crushing it up a bit. He didn't seem to be affected at all, positive or negative.

That night, another friend brought some weed. We mixed the two together and smoked it. One friend said 'it's a nice mix.' I felt the weed high and nothing else, although maybe it was a little different. I hadn't smoked weed in a while. No one told me that the Kanna seemed to change the high, although I think that someone said that the Kanna seemed to draw out the quantity of the weed... As if the Kanna was acting as a substitute for weed when the two were smoked together.

All in all I am disappointed with this purchase. It was cheap but no real effects were noticed. Maybe we needed to smoke less over a longer period of time, but that just wasn't possible then. I will probably try it again in the late future.

I have a feeling that there's a proper way to use this stuff and we weren't doing it. Maybe we should have read more about it.

Exp Year: 2012ExpID: 97361
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 18 
Published: May 20, 2020Views: 472
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