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Dee74 07-18-2011 01:38 AM

I don't want to hog the thread, but this is apparently one of my first posts here eaglette.

It sets out pretty well what my marijuana experience was, and sets it out probably better than I would today

glad I lost that hippy tinge tho lol ;)

http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...ml#post1288813

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eaglette 07-18-2011 02:01 AM

Thanks D--Well, I am kind of hippielike myself, but I was that way before I smoked and will probably be until the day I die. It's cute how you threw all the 'man's in there though. :) Thanks for posting the link...I do want to look over the links you posted back then too if the addresses are still valid.

Rock on.

Babyblue 07-18-2011 02:19 AM

I was always under the impression that pot was 'benign' until a few years ago when I had a horrible experience with it.

I do not use any type of substance (inc alcohol) in terms of drug use for 'fun' since college (years ago) but there was this bachelorette party....

To make a long story short, my friend cultivates pot (complete with the hydroponic lights, nutrients etc) and she made pot brownies.

She showed me once how she did it.. she extracts as much THC from the pot by 'cooking' it, mixes that with butter and adds to the brownie baking process.

So back to this party... I took a small corner off of ONE brownie. A fraction of it and ate it. I went from giggling to sheer panic attacks, hallucinating and palpitations.

I wanted to go to emergency but my friends told me to ride it out. It was the most terrifying experience I have had on any substance. It messed me up for weeks actually.

My doctor (psych) at the time explained to me what had happened, that I was one of those who have negative reactions from pot and because she had extracted so much THC, she condensed it to be way more potent than smoking.

Long and short of it, if my friends were not there, I could have run into the street, couldn't have driven or if I did, would have had a horrible accident. I was so wacked out, short of breath and spent the rest of the night in panic as my friends made sure I was at least safe.

I no longer think it is benign. A cautionary tale I guess you can say.

This is a personal story. It can really be a miserable experience and cause hallucinations if used so potently.

I will never touch the stuff and making something legal also doesn't make it benign (as we know from alcohol which is legal in most places).

Sorry to ramble. It is just an interesting topic that has many sides.

eaglette 07-18-2011 02:24 AM

Thanks Blue :) And yes, to add to your comment about making something legal not making it safe, these stupid things called bath salts (as well as legal 'fake weed') can be bought at most gas stations. In my state, they were just banned--giving sellers 30 days or something to get rid of the product==but a lot of damage has already been done by them, and a lot of people are hooked on this stuff or messed up from it already.


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