Lactuca - L. virosa
Citation: Woodsman. "Slow, Warm Body High: An Experience with Lactuca - L. virosa (exp110815)". Erowid.org. Nov 13, 2017. erowid.org/exp/110815
Lactuca Virosa - Extraction and Use
Some time ago I had heard of wild lettuce but had never considered trying it until now. I researched several photos and set out to find it.
I came across several plants in a shady spot beside a hiking trail. I harvested one ( no need to be greedy), thanked the mother and brought it home. I dried it out in a well ventilated area with spacing between the layers of leaves placed on paper towels.
I waited a few days and took the dried leaves and placed about a cup of leaves in a glass jar and filled it over the edge of the leaves with grain alcohol. I capped the jar and waited three days, occasionally shaking the jar. The alcohol took on a nice green color. After the third day I strained out the alcohol through a coffee filter, letting the liquid accumulate in a glass pan. I squeezed out the coffee filter and disposed of it.
After about two days of evaporation I was left with a thin green film on the glass pan. I removed the film from the glass pan with a razor and collected it. When it is collected it is like tar. After I was finished collecting the tar I scrubbed out the glass pan ( it cleans out pretty easily).
So one cup of leaves yielded about 1 to 1 ½ grams of the tar. I decided to give it an extra day or two to dry out, as it was pretty gooey. After the extra drying time I was able to roll it into little balls much like black hash. I rolled up a ¼ gram ball and smoked it in a pipe.
I was able to roll it into little balls much like black hash. I rolled up a ¼ gram ball and smoked it in a pipe.
It tastes similar to black hash. After three fair sized tokes I sat back and waited.
The high from Lactuca took about five minutes to happen. It was a warm, slow, body high. I felt nicely relaxed, but at the same time inspired to be productive. The high wore off after about 45 minutes to an hour, and I got some good housecleaning done. Also made for good sleep aid. Also tried a very small ball under the tongue. Took a little while to dissolve, has an herby/flowery taste, high hits in the same way, lasted a little less time.
To sum up:
Easy to find, easy to harvest and extract, 1 cup cold extraction yielded approx. 1 &1/2 grams. Three tokes off of a ¼ gram gave a warm body high, lasts about an hour. Slow, warm body high and good sleep aid.
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