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A Very Gentle Substance
ALD-52 & Cannabis
Citation:   Thebrat. "A Very Gentle Substance: An Experience with ALD-52 & Cannabis (exp113128)". May 24, 2019.

T+ 0:00
100 ug oral ALD-52 (blotter / tab)
  T+ 1:40 50 ug oral ALD-52 (blotter / tab)
  T+ 1:50   smoked Cannabis  
This is an experience that happened yesterday and to get to it we need a bit of backstory:

We are 2 guys, very good friends, and we had a 3rd friend with us to tripsit us so we could go out for walks, he was only going to smoke some weed and take care of us. For the sake of anonymity my friend is Viktor and the sitter is Stanley

T+0:00 - its 20:20 PM we are alone at Viktor's flat and we drop 100 ug of ALD-52 sublingualy. We were feeling kind of nervous with a general sense of curiosity.

T+0:16 - I feel very slight effects mostly Tactile enhancement on my fingers and touching hands with Viktor or Stanley feels definitely alot weirder in a nice way, no visuals, no tracers, no lights.

T+0:45 - definitely feeling the effects now, I can sense it when I talk, audio hallucinations are present but just distorting sound a little bit, no new sound sources present, I had this feeling where I could sense my sober mind but my body wasnt co-operating and it felt a bit splitting. Tracers are more obvious thought they are not lagging behind like on LSD-25, instead they disapate quite quickly. I was getting hit harder than Viktor probably because of the body weight.

T+1:35 - At this point it begins to get strong, visuals are more profound: tracers are obvious, patterns pop out at you from alost every surface. Headspace is getting airy and more intense. We were hoping for fractal patterns and RGB lights to overwhelm us, instead edges and borders are wavy and shifting alot. I also feel some discomfort in my stomach, I had eaten before we triped and we had food so I wasn't hungry, regardless I ate some chips and felt a bit better. We are chatting, drinking herbal tea and watching youtube Cherdleys, laughing hard as fuck.

T+1:40 - We decide to up our visuals and I drop another 50 ug, while Viktor drops 25 ug more. Since we didnt get any visuals or bad thoughts we decide to smoke some weed, our sitter calls a friend to give us a small joint ~0.3g or so. We went outside and some fresh air was quite refreshing ,still laughing, still seeing waves alot. Looking at nature photos on the laptop, we could see alot of fisheye efffects on rocks, grass and trees.

T+1:50 - Back at Viktor's place we roll up and smoke, however Viktor passes on the weed, I don't. Having never mixed psychs with anything else this is brand new to me and so I was a bit anxious before we lit the joint. However after the smoke I lost my anxiety along with Stanley and we proceeded to laugh our asses off. What was weird for me was that I was thinking I am getting the best of both worlds: I have Viktor beside me who is tripping and we are in a similar headspace, but I'm also in a similar headspace to Stanley. Whatever Viktor thought I thought of similarly and whatever Stanley laughed at I laughed at too. Needless to say it was quite euphoric. Still have some stomach pain.

The ALD-52 felt like it was amplifying any pain we felt in a weird numb way that is too hard to explain with regular words. I have slight back Scoliosis which pains me a bit, but I was feeling it alot more now even through the weed, so I fix my posture and continue laughing my ass off to YT videos and the visuals.


At this point we were peaking so we lost perception of time, it felt alot slower while the peak was strong. Definitely time dilation was present. The visuals of the peak were also intense, I was seeing a sort of fog everywhere I look but wherever I focus my vision that point would project light and smoke collums coming from the seams and edges of the walls towards me. Everything was very squiggly and wavy, though not alot of Red Green or Blue hues, the only RGB was the white wall wich was slowly and occasionaly switching from blue to green hues without me realy noticing.

Headspace was still neutral and relaxing though thoughts were firing at very high speeds I asked Viktor "Do you feel as if you have thought pattern acceleration" and he say'd "I couldn't put it better into words myself, fucking weird man"

At this point we turned off the lights put on some Tame Impala- Currents, and enjoyed the visuals trying not to get into thought loops, wich were present for an unknown period of time.


We go out again and its about 0:40 a.m. I am feeling alot of discomfort in my stomach area.
I am feeling alot of discomfort in my stomach area.
At first I thought the ALD was making me hungry, but after we bought some croissants for a quick snack I felt as if half my pain disappeared. I didn't know at the time but I was feeling bloated from gas buildup in my lower intestines. At this point the peak is starting to fade and we make our way back to the flat.

At about 1:00 we go into chatrooms and try to communicate with the people there but it was quite difficult to type or read what was going on, though people were generaly friendly and asked us some questions about the experience: "how does it compare to lsd, is it the same?" was most often the question.

Having had LSD and 1p-lsd I find very noticeable differences between analogues. With 1p me and viktor had very bad jaw clenching and 1/3 the visuals of lsd. ALD-52 came up on us quicker (according to Stanley) but we didnt feel like it. The comeup was veeery smooth and pleasant, as well as the comedown which happened very fast and time begun to speed up again.

There was an imposter in the chatroom who threw me off a bit and made me anxious. After 5 or so minutes I didn't think about it much. Visuals were pretty much over apart from wavy text from my screen, otherwise I couldn't see wavyness or colours.

At about 3:30 a.m. We headed off to bed thinking we could sleep buuut got distracted from a livestream of the Falcon Heavy rocket launching LIVE that day, so we slept at about 4:00 a.m. To about 11:00 a.m.

I have to point out that the after effects the next morning were non existant. Compared to 1p-lsd this was a very pleasant surprise because on 1p we felt fryed the next 2 days and here we felt completely sober and positive. I suspect this was both from ALD-52 and from the weed. Viktor didn't have weed and he felt the same.

I definitely think LSD analogues like 1p-lsd; ALD-52 have their own effects and are not prodrugs for lsd. VERY VERY gentle substance, thought more recreational than insightfull.

Exp Year: 2019ExpID: 113128
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 19
Published: May 24, 2019Views: 2,660
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