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Thu May 31, 2018, 03:08 PM

I finally got high!

I watched, somewhat jealously, as my friends got high in high school, but I always passed. I don't mean as in puff-puff-pass, I mean as in thanks but no thanks. And I laughed along with them as they recounted their many tales of getting high: like the time they were smoking then went for a walk and got lost then later realized that they had been in the neighbor's yard the whole time. Yes, the neighbor's yard right next to the house one of them had grown up in; the yard they could SEE from the neighbor's yard.

Anyway. I finally tried pot in grad school. I took a couple of puffs then waited for hilarity to ensue. Nothing. Like, nothing. I'm a big guy, so maybe I needed to truly INHALE before the mojo would kick in. Oh well, I thought.

Then a few months ago I tried chocolate edibles with low THC and high CBD. Made me sleepy. Meh.

Then I went to a festival last week and decided, what the hell, I'm here surrounded by friends and kind-hearted hippies, so . . . I tried a high THC ginger chew. About 10 minutes later my heart started racing. Fuck, I thought. Ok, I'm done. This clearly isn't for me. 20 more minutes later and there was definitely a stumble in my walk. Then we started playing a card game and . . . and then I got high. FINALLY! I got muthafuckin' high!

The best way I can describe my first high with three friends who were also high, is that it was sort of like a series of shared, micro-blackouts. Like, when we played a game and the same person goes three times when you're only supposed to go one turn before moving on to the next player but none of us - NONE OF US! - realizes the person has taken too many turns until the third round and . . . an hour or so of laughter so deep you think you're gonna suffocate 'cause you can't breathe.

Fun times.

Now, a week later, my full brain hasn't quite fully kicked back in. It could be my imagination, but I don't think I've been as sharp with work stuff. Spell-check, hear my cry!

I'm really glad I finally got high. No regrets whatsoever. Would I try it again? Sure. Maybe. Probably.

I'm told that the high from smoking is different from the high of edibles, but for now, I think I'm good with my experience.

Holy hell. I just remember that a couple of years ago I was dating a woman and we tried some kind of liquid THC together. Totally forgot about that. I think I took too much because I just got nauseous then she got sexually frustrated because my little feller lost any interest whatsoever in partying. Now I remember why I chose to forget that experience.

Did I tell you that I finally got high?

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Reply I finally got high! (Original post)
OneBro May 2018 OP
Devil Child May 2018 #1
ret5hd May 2018 #2
OneBro May 2018 #7
Aristus May 2018 #3
OneBro May 2018 #18
Aristus May 2018 #21
Tommy_Carcetti May 2018 #4
lillypaddle May 2018 #5
OneBro May 2018 #9
lillypaddle May 2018 #11
OneBro May 2018 #13
lillypaddle May 2018 #16
onethatcares May 2018 #24
bigtree May 2018 #6
lunatica May 2018 #8
OneBro May 2018 #10
lunatica May 2018 #12
lillypaddle May 2018 #14
OneBro May 2018 #19
Achilleaze May 2018 #15
NCTraveler May 2018 #17
yonder May 2018 #20
FiveGoodMen May 2018 #27
yonder May 2018 #30
Downtown Hound May 2018 #22
OneBro May 2018 #31
Phoenix61 May 2018 #23
OneBro May 2018 #33
wiggs May 2018 #25
Docreed2003 May 2018 #26
montana_hazeleyes May 2018 #29
Docreed2003 May 2018 #32
montana_hazeleyes May 2018 #36
OneBro May 2018 #34
brush May 2018 #28
OneBro May 2018 #35
brush May 2018 #37
XRubicon May 2018 #38

Response to OneBro (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 03:11 PM

1. But, did you get high?

Congrats on your new discovery!

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Response to OneBro (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 03:13 PM

2. And after the next time, you gonna change your handle to TwoBro?

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #2)

Thu May 31, 2018, 03:16 PM

7. Ha! Then spend an hour contemplating how deep it is.

Maybe that's how Sean Puffy Combs became Puff Daddy then P-Diddy, then . . .

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Response to OneBro (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 03:14 PM

3. It's a transformative experience.

I'm happy for you...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #3)

Thu May 31, 2018, 03:31 PM

18. Thanks, Aristus. Oddly enough, I think the festival transformed me more than the pot experience.

I went to a regional BurningMan type event. My first time at one of those. I loved every single moment of it, and I'm counting the days until I can head to the next one. It felt a lot like going to a family reunion, only without the dysfunction.

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Response to OneBro (Reply #18)

Thu May 31, 2018, 04:20 PM

21. Well, I'm always happy to confirm that positive human interaction is the greatest high of all.

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Response to OneBro (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 03:14 PM

4. Ok.

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Response to OneBro (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 03:15 PM

5. Eons ago (or so it seems)

I smoked pot regularly with friends and never got high. Or so I thought, until someone took my picture in the bathtub with my bra on.
Okay, this was like 1969. I think sometimes people think "high" means certain things and it can be a learned experience instead.

Good for you. I miss pot a lot. I have COPD so smoking is out of the question, and as you said, it is different with edibles.

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Response to lillypaddle (Reply #5)

Thu May 31, 2018, 03:21 PM

9. I have an unexplained aversion to smoking.

Maybe when I'm in my 80s. If I live that long there's probably a whole lot of stuff I'll start experimenting with.

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Response to OneBro (Reply #9)

Thu May 31, 2018, 03:22 PM

11. I'm 70 now

Hate to break it to you, but it ain't gonna get better for you at 80.

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Response to lillypaddle (Reply #11)

Thu May 31, 2018, 03:26 PM

13. Nah, I'm thinking I'll celebrate my 80th with an acid trip.

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Response to OneBro (Reply #13)

Thu May 31, 2018, 03:30 PM

16. Well, I'd stick with pot

safer. Much safer, especially for a geezer.

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Response to OneBro (Reply #13)

Thu May 31, 2018, 06:16 PM

24. sounds like a plan,

haven't touched it since 1975 and wonder what improvements are out there now. Do they still make 4 way windowpane?

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Response to OneBro (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 03:15 PM

6. lol

 

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Response to OneBro (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 03:18 PM

8. There is nothing like getting high with your friends.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #8)

Thu May 31, 2018, 03:21 PM

10. That might be a big part of it.

The first time I tried it I was with people I kinda sorta knew, but we weren't close.

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Response to OneBro (Reply #10)

Thu May 31, 2018, 03:26 PM

12. Yeah, you want to be with people you trust

Itís a very nice bonding experience with friends.

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Response to OneBro (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 03:28 PM

14. Speaking of edibles ...

Things are much more refined now. I remember on Thanksgiving eating turkey stuffing that had been made with pot. I was still pulling stems out of my teeth and spitting seeds days later.

Brownies weren't bad, though, used those cheapy brownie mixes and made sure to clean the weed well.

Oh how quickly I fall into talking about the joy of drugs. Old hippie chick here. I digress.

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Response to lillypaddle (Reply #14)

Thu May 31, 2018, 03:35 PM

19. Turkey stuffing?

That don't sound like grandma's recipe to me, lillypaddle.

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Response to OneBro (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 03:30 PM

15. Tote

In fact, one tote over the line.

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Response to OneBro (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 03:31 PM

17. This is awesome! Nt

 

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Response to OneBro (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 03:57 PM

20. Heh, heh, good.

It took a couple of times for me too. Back in '71 or '72. Savoy Brown's "Wang Dang Doodle" and the mandolin break on Rod Stewart's "Maggie May" on the AM radio sent me over the edge. First time's the best, IMO, and I still occasionally light up.

There's two kinds of people: those who can work, interact with others, think clearly, speak in public or otherwise function normally while high and those who can't. I'm in the second group. See what works (or doesn't) for you and proceed responsibly.

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Response to yonder (Reply #20)

Thu May 31, 2018, 06:43 PM

27. Since you mention Rod Stewart...

The second time I got high, I was very impressed with his "I Know I'm Losing You". That break where the instruments stop and vocalists just hum!

(The first time, it was the Masque album by Kansas. I didn't realize I had a buzz until the needle dropped)

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #27)

Thu May 31, 2018, 07:25 PM

30. It's funny the music we remember from those first times

and how it sends you back when hearing it again

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Response to OneBro (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 05:30 PM

22. LOL. Your experience is not uncommon

Lots of people don't get high the first time they try weed. It took me three or four times, and like you, there was a very clear moment when I tilted my head back and just felt it go whoosh. And then I knew, I had finally gotten high.

That was when I was 15 years old. I'm 41 now and have been smoking ever since. I also managed to attain two college degrees, become a home owner, marry a beautiful woman, have a pretty good career for myself, and become a liberal activist, so I can safely say that all those years of smoking did not rob me of my ambition. If anything, it made me even more creative and allowed me to deal with life's bullshit and struggles in a much better way than if I'd stayed away from the stuff like all those "responsible" people told me I should do. It's also great for my insomnia.

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Response to Downtown Hound (Reply #22)

Thu May 31, 2018, 07:28 PM

31. It was definitely the drug of choice for lots of folks at my grad school.

Most of them described experiences similar to yours, where it tapped into their creative sides. As far as I know, all are doing well.

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Response to OneBro (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 06:04 PM

23. The advantage to smoking is it's easier to control

Take a hit, wait... take another hit... repeat until you are as high as you want to be. Once you consume the edible there's no going back.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #23)

Thu May 31, 2018, 07:31 PM

33. Thanks! I'll definitely keep that in mind if I'm ever tempted again.

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Response to OneBro (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 06:19 PM

25. Lightning in a Bottle, california? nt

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Response to OneBro (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 06:36 PM

26. ....



In honor of your high!!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #26)

Thu May 31, 2018, 07:22 PM

29. I knew this was coming! LOL

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Response to montana_hazeleyes (Reply #29)

Thu May 31, 2018, 07:29 PM

32. I mean...it was the obvious choice

And all I could hear while reading the OP. Lmao

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #32)

Thu May 31, 2018, 07:38 PM

36. Same here. LOL

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #26)

Thu May 31, 2018, 07:34 PM

34. Ha! How can ya not love that!

Seems like I've heard a different version before. Same lyrics, though.

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Response to OneBro (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 07:12 PM

28. by smoking it you can regulate your intake better. But remember the pot nowadays...

is ten times stronger than it used to be back in the day.

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Response to brush (Reply #28)

Thu May 31, 2018, 07:38 PM

35. That's kinda scary.

I have younger, adult cousins who probably watched their parents smoke, so their guards are probably down because they don't know it's a totally different, more potent high.

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Response to OneBro (Reply #35)

Thu May 31, 2018, 08:01 PM

37. It's a longer, more intense high for sure but you learn how many hits to take...

for your comfort level by smoking it instead going with edibles which are less controllable.

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Response to OneBro (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 08:03 PM

38. Welcome to 1977

Please don't start wearing platform shoes...

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