Wild Lettuce (L. virosa)
Citation: Daytrippr. "Opium Lettuce Works: An Experience with Wild Lettuce (L. virosa) (exp6165)". Erowid.org. Feb 15, 2002. erowid.org/exp/6165
Im a university graduate with a degree in psychology. I studied drugs and their effects on humans. I've used many drugs, including opium (and the questionable redrock).
While temporarily living in Japan, I was limited to my choice of drugs. I decided to search for legal highs, and chose opium lettuce. I found some, and picked several plants and returned home with them. I made a tea with about 1.5grams (not exact), and felt very odd, but unsure of the effect. I also scraped some of the milky white substance and allowed it to dry.
Later, when I was sure I was feeling completely normal, I smoked it in a homemade pipe. I had not used any other drugs or medications for several weeks. I really didnt expect anything to happen with such a small dose. I was wrong, however, and soon after taking the few hits available, I felt an unmistakeable opium like high. Mild, but definately there.
Euphoria, well being, comfort with myself, enhanced colours. I enjoyed it thoroughly. It even had a sweet taste, somewhat similar to opium. I will begin collecting more of the substance soon. A good method of collecting the resin would be useful, as itís a bit sticky and hard to work with. Itís not as good as real opium or marijuana, but itís free and legal, and the stuff grows everywhere.
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