posted on Nov, 24 2010 @ 11:07 PM
Wow, im glad i clicked on this thread.
I live in Japan, where marijuana is very illegal, and therefore is hard to come across and also very expensive. Many headshops here sell these herbal
blends. Spice was very big for a few years. It was the first big herbal blends to hit the headshops and was very popular because it was cheap, and
gave similar highs to that of pot. It stayed in the market for a few years, then was made illegal and was banned from all headshops. Since then
there have been many similar blends. I haven't heard of a few that were listed in the article, but another big one that was popular was called
genie. Recently, they will have a new blend and it will get banned within a period of around a year or less, then a new blend will come out. The
last time i checked, the newest one was called "eagle". It looks really sketchy because all the other ones before it were a mixture of different
herbs, but this stuff was pure white powder. Just from looking at it I could tell it wasn't good news. Like the article said, all these products
say that it is incense on the package.
I have tried a few of these blends myself. I tried spice a few times with my friends. It has a similar feeling to that of pot, but makes you a lot
more tired. I could also tell that it has a much stronger affect on you in the long run. The next day you get this kind of hangover feeling. You
just feel burned out and lazy. I could also tell it kills much more brain cells. Your view on reality becomes more hazy and dreamlike if you know
what I mean.
I always wondered what the side effects of this blend were, but at the time, it was brand new and searches on the internet brought up zero results. I
was just a naive kid, and was thinking about the temporary high instead of what the long term effects might be.
After spice was banned, a new blend came out called "genie", like i have mentioned before. I experiemented with this stuff too, but not as much as
with spice. I could tell this stuff was stronger, and didn't make you as sleepy. I can't recall having any bad experiences when on spice, but with
genie it was a different story.
Many times on genie, I had a very strange shift in consciousness. It made you think about things in great depth. For me, many of the cases were not
in a good light. It made me worry about things and think about them deeply in a negative way. I can see how some suicides could have come from this
drug and ones similar to it. I also became very paranoid. At one point i thought that satellites were watching me thru my window so i closed all the
curtains and sat in the dark. One time i was doing it with my brother, and he was completely out of it. He was hearing voices in his head and he
told me they were talking to him. that was the most scared look that ive ever seen on him. I calmed him down and told him he was just high and that
everything was gonna be alright. Even after that, he seemed convinced that those voices were real.
The last one i tried was the one called "Eagle". My friends wanted to try it since it was the new thing that was out, so we bought a pack and tried
it. This product was different from all the others. It looked like medicine or something. It was in a small silver zip lock pack and inside the
pack there was a paper package in which the powder was in. eagle was a white, odorless powder, and there was very little of it. You're supposed to
roll a cigarette and then sprinkle the powder onto the tabacco. This stuff was surprisingly STRONG for the amount that we put onto it. I remember we
bought a pack that had 0.4 grams, which is almost nothing, and we split it between like 6 people, and everyone could feel it. I'm thinking maybe the
powder could have been the pure form of the chemical used?
Anyway, there's my experience on those herbal blends. After those years of experiementing and after reading the article I will NEVER try these
things again. Take it from someone who's done them. I encourage all of you not to try these things. It isn't worth it, and ever new blend that
comes out, the stronger they become. Im glad research is being started on these things because people need to check the facts before ingesting blends
I'm surprised that there have been ODs with these things. I actually recall now, a group of my friends were smoking spice (i wasn't there), but a
friend of mine had a very strange reaction to the blend. I believe it was his first time, so that may have had something to do with it, but his heart
began pounding very quickly and he was having trouble breathing. He may have had an allergic reaction to an herb in the blend, or he just smoked too
much on his first time, but he thought he was going to die.
Oh and one more thing, These blends DO NOT go with alcohol. Ive had many , and many of my friends as well have had experiences where we smoked spice
or another one of the blends, later to drink some alcohol, and they do mix well at all. You become very pale and break out in a cold sweat. You
usually start blowing chunks soon after that. You can't stand up and it's like being very, very hungover.
Sorry for going on and on about this but i think all this info adds to the topic at hand, and i guess i have a lot of experience with this stuff
because its pretty big over here in Japan.
Hope this stuff helps. If you have any questions, feel free to PM me or just reply to this post