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Can toothpaste and orange peels make you trip?
Q: I have read from a few websites--though only one reputable site--that it's possible to "trip" from spreading toothpaste over orange peels and allowing the resulting concoction to dry. I feel a bit silly asking about something as seemingly far-out as this, but.. In your opinions, is this another myth?

A: Yes, in my opinion, this is a myth. We've read a couple of different stories about this one. One is that you're supposed to smoke the resulting concoction, the other involves letting mold grow on the combo which you then put on blotter.

There's little doubt that smoking or eating such a thing might make you feel funny, sick...and possibly quite silly. :) But there's no pharmacological properties of orange peels or toothpaste which would cause significant psychoactive effects when smoked or eaten. At least not any more than one might expect from smoking random crap out of the cupboard or off moldy food.

Many random substances (grass clippings, mold, random plants or spices etc) will produce odd lightheaded feelings if smoked and/or odd stomach sensations if ingested. Most people consider these sorts of experiences unpleasant and very little like the feelings produced by recreationally used psychoactive plants or chemicals.

Asked By : Rufus
Answered By : fire
Published Date : 4 / 28 / 2002
Last Edited Date : 4 / 28 / 2002
Question ID : 2960

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