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Not What I Expected
Poppies - California
by Rupert
Citation:   Rupert. "Not What I Expected: An Experience with Poppies - California (exp24936)". Erowid.org. Jul 22, 2003. erowid.org/exp/24936

 
DOSE:
1 cig. smoked Poppies - California (dried)

BODY WEIGHT: 10 kg


Being an enthusiastic grass smoker and a lover of nature, I had decided to explore the realms of ethnobotany. From various sources I discovered that some effective plants were catnip, skullcap, wild dagga and california poppy - so I decided to plant some seeds. Months later my Californians were in bloom and I decided that this was the point for my hardwork to pay off.....

Selecting some prime petals and leaves I dried them out. Once this process was complete I rolled a large joint of pure poppy and took a walk wondering what to expect.

At around 2pm I smoked the joint. The white smoke had an unusual and unpleasant taste but I dealt with it and after finishing it I lay down in the grass and watched the sky...

2:15 - I felt nothing. It had so far had less effect than a ciggarette and I was deeply disappointed. However soon it started to kick in.

By 2.20 I noticed slight tracers in my periphery vision and the trees seemed to merge into a mixture of green and brown. (May I stress at this point these were not really fantastic and did not impress me). Still, it was something...

At 2:30 I knew I had to return to college but was strangely drowsy; to the point that I could not, and more importantly, did not want to get up at all. I felt incredibly sedated - similar to the effects of marajuana but without the fun. Eventually I overcame this and left.

The california poppy experience was not at all what I expected. I had hoped for a weed like high but it acted more like a sedative. It is possible that if I were to smoke heaps of the stuff I would get a more noticeable effect. In conclusion I would not reccomend Californian Poppy for anything but a sleeping aid.

Exp Year: 2003ExpID: 24936
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Jul 22, 2003Views: 62,633
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