25 Oct Day 2: Indica, Is That You?
Aftermath Of Day 1
I woke up from my foray into legal pot fully refreshed (and 3.3 lbs heavier according to the scale). Given the duration and intensity of my experience, it’s remarkable there was no hangover or adverse side effects (Aside from intense munchies). Anyone who has drank all night or taken some extracurriculars for the same duration would feel considerably worse (allegedly) the next day.
While the day before was an “L” in my overall cannabis experience. I was determined to press on in the name of science. I learned from my first experience. First thing I did was hop back on the SQDC website and look at what I had actually taken yesterday and what would be my next choice for my rigorous sampling method. I learned a few new things:
- Oils/Spray are not to be taken lightly.
- Read the fuckin’ dosage: While the other day I broke down the Strain VS THC Vs Type I overlooked that for each specific product there is a percentage of Cannabinoids, THC and CBD in each dose. On closer inspection, The Solei Renouer spray had a whopping 25mg dose per spray(2-3x more than any other spay on the site). I also took 2 sprays/doses. Various sites say to start with around 5mg for novices. I’m not an MIT alum, but I’m pretty sure I took 10 times more than the recommended dose
- The site lists the overall strength. Under the strain type icon on the site, there are 1-3 little dashes to indicate the strength. You’d think a government agency would err on the side of caution with the strength levels. However, yesterday’s sample, was at a full 3 dashes (the highest) rating of “strong” . They should also use something less design forward then simple dashes. It would be better if they used a pictogram of someone getting knocked out or a coma patient . With my new life lessons at hand, it was time to pick up my next product to sample. I wasn’t going to tuck my tail between my legs and go for the familiar bud. Like ol’ GW, I was going to prove to my dad that I wasn’t a pussy, and I decided to go straight back for the oil. Just this time hopefully a bit wiser.
Test 2: Aurora – Capsules
Type: Oil (in capsules)
Cannabinoids: 10% THC and 0% CBD per dose/pill).
# of little dashes : 2 out of 3 (medium)
This Indica strain, in capsule form, has a medium THC content and contains no CBD. It may cause a feeling of physical heaviness, giving the impression of being calm and relaxed. It may even cause drowsiness. This product does not have a distinctive aroma. CAUTION! The effects may take up to two or three hours to appear. We strongly recommend beginning with one low-dose capsule and waiting up to several hours before taking more, if desired.
I was proceeding with caution this time. It was 5pm and I was back home from the office and wanted to kick back, making the overall strain choice of Indica more suitable as I was looking to turn off my MENSA intellect in favor of a “body high”. I stuck to a much lower dosage (1/5th of the other day at 10 vs 50mg) of THC in a more measurable format of an oil filled capsule.
Unlike Nemo, I could not tell you if I took the right pill or the wrong pill or even if I was still in the Matrix. I was comatose. I’ve had all sorts of opiates from my spinal surgery as a teen to smoking opium in the jungles of Laos. Honestly, this 1 little pill made me more numb then I can remember. I’d like to tell you I went out and did all sorts of cool things in Montreal to take advantage of my high, but I’d be lying. I was KO’ed. I spent the entire evening laying on my sofa, drifting in and out of consciousness. I felt as if i went to a cocktail party at Cosby’s. I also didn’t have any of the mental paranoia or “deep thoughts” which was advertised for an Indica. This made the experience more enjoyable as I knew I was gone, I didn’t have an guilt or paranoia to ruin my “buzz”.
My plan was to describe/write this experience while I was feeling the effects. That didn’t work. All I had was a open Google doc with 2 lines written “Feels like time is moving very slowly…” and “Very Hungry, too lazy to Uber eats”.
Oils: 2, Me: 0
In all seriousness, I don’t know where or when I’d want to be as sedated as I was. I could not believe the effect from 1 “medium” strength pill. This experience does validate the medical legitimacy of cannabis. One $1.50 pill sedated me as effectively as any opiate i’ve ever tried for over 5 hours. This could provide serious relive to those in suffer from chronic pain with none of the side effects/risk of opiates.