Citation: I, Claudius. "Postive Trance: An Experience with 2-CT-7 (exp33616)". Erowid.org. May 26, 2006. erowid.org/exp/33616
I took approximately 12 mg of 2-CT-7 orally at around 10:30 P.M. I am a 32-year-old male who has had some experience with mushrooms, LSD, ecstasy, psilocybin, and synthetic mescaline. I had not taken any other illegal drugs other than marijuana in nine months. I was with three other people—one of which took 12 mg of 2-CT-7. The other two people were sober. In addition to the 2-CT-7 my friend and I had about three hits of marijuana directly after injesting the 2 CT-7.
I obtained the 2-CT-7 from a pharmaceutical source. The substance had been kept at –80 oC for two years and then at –20 oC for approximately two months. The powder was an off-white color with a granular appearance. The weight of the 2 CT-7 was 72 mg. I divided the 72 mg of 2-CT-7 into three roughly identical amounts (24 mg.) I placed this 24 mg of 2 CT-7 in 10 oz (~220 ml) of 4 oC unsweetened grapefruit juice. I mixed the powder thoroughly in the grapefruit juice for about two minutes. My friend and I split the portion of grapefruit juice evenly. Thus, the total amount of 2-CT-7 ingested was equal to (24/2) 12 mg of 2 CT-7.
There was no immediate physiological response directly after taking the grapefruit juice containing the 2-CT-7. I couldn’t detect the taste of the 2-CT-7 in the grapefruit juice. I did not have any initial nausea or any kind of gastrointestinal discomfort upon taking the juice. My friend also could not taste the 2-CT-7 in the grapefruit juice and, likewise, did not feel any initial effects from the drug.
After approximately 30 minutes we went out to a club to see a well-known DJ at a club close to the house. We had to wait almost an hour to get into the club and it was frustrating to get into the club as I had purchased tickets beforehand and wanted to get inside because it was cold and damp outside. During this time I felt the first effects of the drug—a “+” experience at around 1.5 hours. My attitude towards the drug was probably amplified by having to wait out in the cold for an hour so I wasn’t a very happy person. I felt a subtle kind of intoxication—not hallucinogenic but I just knew I was under the influence.
My friend who had taken the drug with me also began to feel the drug at this time. She was much happier and I could tell that she was under the influence. We got into the club finally and I danced a little bit. With MDMA I am much more into dancing and the physical pleasure associated with moving is nice. With 2-CT-7 I didn’t get that pleasure from moving that I did with MDMA, but also I didn’t mind things that would normally irritate me. The club was so crowded and I got jostled about quite a bit, but didn’t really seem to care about that or the fact that it was so hot. The 2-CT-7 didn’t necessarily make the music sound any better and I really don’t think that 2-CT-7 is a particularly great “club drug.” It wasn’t hallucinogenic and didn’t enhance the feelings of dancing like MDMA does. Still, the 2-CT-7 seemed to put me in a good mood and it wasn’t at all unpleasant to be in a club environment.
The DJ stopped spinning at 1:30 a.m and I was disappointed that things were ending so early. I never got the flights of fancy that I get from MDMA or the intense empathy that I get from that drug. Still, the 2-CT-7 was nice and it was good to be with good friends and I found that conversation and relating to my close friends was effortless. The drug is completely grounding and never at all “wiggy.” I felt completely in control the whole night even though I was at a definite “++” and approached a “+++”
We went back to my friend’s house and hung out for about an hour. I started to notice here, when things had chilled out a bit, the hallucinogenic qualities of the drug and the lights on the wall at my friend’s apartment took on a three-dimensional quality. I left my friend’s house after a great night. My friend who took the drug said that she had a great time and expressed an interest in doing it again [Erowid Note:
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I drove home—totally without incident. I felt very much in control of the car and didn’t really have any problems driving. I noticed here that the drug definitely kept me awake and had a stimulant quality to it.
I got back at 3:00 and tried to go to bed, but couldn’t because of the stimulating quality of the drug. Very cool hallucinations here—even at this low of a dose. The hallucinations compared favorably with the ones I had gotten on LSD or mushrooms. There never was a sense of threat from the hallucinations and other than a brief moment I had very positive hallucinations all night. I went for a walk at 4:00 a.m to work off energy and to get my CD player that I had left over at my apartment because I wanted to listen to music before I went to bed. When I got back to the house I again tried to go to bed and couldn’t.
I should say here that I have an exceedingly low tolerance for drugs and it is usual for me to have very, very long trips—especially on hallucinogens. I didn’t mind (much) the fact that I couldn’t sleep because the hallucinations and the music were so nice, in-control and interesting. Normally on mushrooms or mescaline I have more muddled hallucinations that are—for lack of a better word—kind of gooey. The hallucinations I got on 2 CT-7 (and on LSD) were the ones I like—solid, bright, and sharp. Lots of lines and graphs and math and “Mondrian-esque” visuals. Very cool.
Finally, I found it harder to hallucinate and gradually got to the point where I found the comfortable darkness that ends a hallucinogenic trip. It was approximately 6:30 am when this happened. So the total length of my drug trip at 12 mg was 8 hours from ingestion to sleep. It was a very favorable experience.
My friend also related to me in a personal email that she enjoyed the experience and wanted to try it again.
All in all a very good drug experience at a low dose. Very much in control the whole night with no sense of threat at all. Good hallucinations when I got into a quiet place and I would recommend it for a night of getting together with good friends. It didn’t enhance the music and the hallucinations that I got were inversely proportional to the level of aural and visual stimulation that I received. I found 2 CT-7 to be a good drug for introspection and allowed me to look at myself with insight and without judgment.
My friend who took the drug basically confirmed my experiences on the drug.
I did 2 CT-7 again at a dose of 20 mg and ingested the drug in the same manner as above with grapefruit juice. Again I went out dancing—this time to an underground dance party here in Seattle. I had a much more negative experience that the above experience. There was no sense of threat or any kind of physical toxicity. I just had a feeling of wasted energy in the midst of a wasted life. The introspection that had been friendly during my first experience became much harsher in judgment. Again I never felt any kind of threat at all—more annoyance than anything. At the end of the night I had had such a fundamentally bad night that my sense of humor kicked in and I began to laugh at myself at getting myself into such a predicament. By 5:00 am I was pretty much back down to a “++” experience and left the venue. I went home and had, again, some fantastic hallucinations—crystalline and linear.
I should mention that the night that I took this drug was my birthday so I probably was not in a very good mood.
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