A Stoner’s Trip

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2008 10 10, Marijuana and Hip Hop, by George Bookman (.txt)

Last night, I smoked pot with Frank Clear.  Following  that, he, I, and a mutual friend discussed drug policy in these United States and how best to effect positive change.

Once again, I forgot to keep accurate time.  I know the marijuana took effect five to fifteen minutes after inhalation, but I cannot at this time provide details any more precise than that.

I do recall standing around and wondering when it would take effect.  It seems to take abnormally long.  I asked Frank if he was feeling it, and he said he was not.  Ten, maybe thirty second later, he corrected himself, saying that he was.

Not long after this, maybe a minute or two, I, too, was under its effects.  It’s worth noting that I had no negative effects this time.  No panic attacks and no flashbacks.

We were not at Frank’s place, but rather the apartment of a friend of his.  It eventually came time to leave the dorm and trek to Frank’s car—which was a rather interesting experience given how unfamiliar I was with the layout of this building.  We encountered some people on the elevator who assisted us.

I would never drive high, or drunk.  I find such a proposition rather terrifying.  Luckily, Frank was feeling rather good to drive.  On the way back, he played a couple hip hop artists, exposing me to “Del tha Funkee Homosapien,” with whose music I immediately fell in lDel tha Funkee Homosapienove.

They don’t play good rap or hip hop on the radio often.  They definitely don’t play this.  It was excellent.

I had to ask myself, though: does this sound as good as it does because it is naturally good music, or because I am stoned?  I would suspect it was a combination of each.

By the time we got back to Frank’s apartment, it was around one this morning, and the effects of the marijuana had virtually entirely worn off.  I attempted to read a book for class, and found absolutely no difficulty in comprehending it.

Prior to falling asleep on his couch, I gave greater reflection to my salvia experience, and in particular the first moments thereof.  I may or may not write about it tomorrow.

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