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    Very Off topic plant related question.

    Postby reverendmotherQ. » 03 Aug 2011 16:56

    I am currently writing a story which will require certain knowledge of hallucinogenic plants that grow in the swamp (since this is where the story takes place). I am quite ignorant on the subject and Sheria mentioned that there are a few experts on the forum who may be able to give me a few pointers as to where to look as far as research goes.

    Any help at all is greatly appreciated. And I am in repentance currently since I have been away from the forum for so long

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    Re: Very Off topic plant related question.

    Postby Omphalos » 03 Aug 2011 19:00

    You're looking for some guidance as to research you can do?

    You might try looking at hallucinogenic mycotoxins that can be found in fungi. Makes sense in a swamp.
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    Re: Very Off topic plant related question.

    Postby Mandy » 03 Aug 2011 19:05

    I live near a swamp, but the only hallucinogenic plants I know about (around here) are the shrooms that grow in cow poo.
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    Re: Very Off topic plant related question.

    Postby Freakzilla » 03 Aug 2011 21:42

    Don't know of any that grow in swamps. Deserts and cow pastures, yes...
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    Re: Very Off topic plant related question.

    Postby Freakzilla » 03 Aug 2011 21:52

    And nothing is off-topic in Ghafla.
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    Re: Very Off topic plant related question.

    Postby reverendmotherQ. » 03 Aug 2011 23:40

    Yes - guidance was what I meant :facepalm over failure to communicate: I was trying to see if there was anything other than shrooms but that seems as though it may be it unless I manage to dig up something else while I am researching. I did come across something about morning glories but honestly I don't know why that appeared in my research about swamp related plants. Thanks for the pointers.
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    Re: Very Off topic plant related question.

    Postby reverendmotherQ. » 03 Aug 2011 23:40

    Mandy wrote:I live near a swamp, but the only hallucinogenic plants I know about (around here) are the shrooms that grow in cow poo.

    Oh joy - I may have to stretch credibility just to make it a bit less crude. lol.
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    Re: Very Off topic plant related question.

    Postby Aquila ka-Hecate » 04 Aug 2011 00:01

    Try Erowid:

    http://www.erowid.org/

    for all your entheogen-related research :D
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    Re: Very Off topic plant related question.

    Postby Apjak » 04 Aug 2011 08:44

    Aquila ka-Hecate wrote:Try Erowid:

    http://www.erowid.org/

    for all your entheogen-related research :D


    I just finished Drug Recognition training with the Kansas Highway Patrol. It's funny because they recommended erowid for drug information, and PiKAL too.
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    Re: Very Off topic plant related question.

    Postby reverendmotherQ. » 04 Aug 2011 22:41

    Apjak wrote:
    Aquila ka-Hecate wrote:Try Erowid:

    http://www.erowid.org/

    for all your entheogen-related research :D


    I just finished Drug Recognition training with the Kansas Highway Patrol. It's funny because they recommended erowid for drug information, and PiKAL too.



    Thanks Aquila! I appreciate the help.

    How is that job so far btw, Apjak?
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    Re: Very Off topic plant related question.

    Postby Apjak » 05 Aug 2011 10:04

    I work in a high school as security, so it's was good training considering it lasted 16 hours. All of the high schools and middle schools admins and the schools nurses were there. The first day was a lot of drug classifications, and identifiers both medical and cultural. The second day was field sobriety tests, so if nothing else, I know what they're looking at with the follow my pen and walk this line stuff. I'd wondered for a while why they don't just hand you a breathalyzer and get it over with.

    I'm generally libertarian so it's strange being around people who absolutlely demonize drug use. I've never actually used any drugs (excepting alcohol), and I think habitual drug users often demonstrate "Darwin in action". It's clear to me that they have no place in schools, the drugs or the users. So I do my job; I break up fights and search kids for pot.
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    Re: Very Off topic plant related question.

    Postby Freakzilla » 05 Aug 2011 10:28

    Hell, I smoked pot AT high school.
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    Re: Very Off topic plant related question.

    Postby Serkanner » 05 Aug 2011 10:47

    Freakzilla wrote:Hell, I smoked pot AT high school.


    Same here. I finally found out that the dizzyness wasn't as likeable as the alcoholbuzz so I switched to drinking booze. I never stopped :D
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    Re: Very Off topic plant related question.

    Postby merkin muffley » 05 Aug 2011 12:07

    Serkanner wrote:
    Freakzilla wrote:Hell, I smoked pot AT high school.


    Same here. I finally found out that the dizzyness wasn't as likeable as the alcoholbuzz so I switched to drinking booze. I never stopped :D


    I almost got caught smoking pot in the girl's bathroom, because I was so stoned I didn't realize it was the girl's bathroom. I wasn't caught, but I did get interrupted, but not by a teacher. I was a fucking idiot.
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    Re: Very Off topic plant related question.

    Postby JustSomeGuy » 05 Aug 2011 12:28

    Freakzilla wrote:Hell, I smoked pot AT high school.


    I once went to such a bad high school- it was so bad that sometimes the student's would go into a closet to smoke their dope. You could really smell it. That closet was in the classroom. The teacher didn't say anything 'cause she didn't care. Maybe she was scared.
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    Re: Very Off topic plant related question.

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 05 Aug 2011 16:45

    Yeah, everyone I knew was either smoking weed at school or dropping acid. Maybe 1% of offenders were ever caught. Smoked pot at school just once, then I had to recite Shakespear from memory... didn't go so well, decided to lay off the pot at school (I was drunk at school quite a few times though) - plus that was when I was learning that pot was starting to give me unpleasant highs (looks like I could be allergic) so I haven't smoked often since.

    If people want less pot at school and in their kids' possession, there's one option and one option only: legalize it and sell it like alcohol is sold. Kids will still get it, but it'll cost them probably double and it will be far far harder for them to get their hands on (ask any kid older than 12 which drug is easier for them to get, weed or alcohol, and most will reply weed is easier to get. Ask any kid older than 15 and it'll be 10 out of 10 saying weed, guaranteed).
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    Re: Very Off topic plant related question.

    Postby SadisticCynic » 05 Aug 2011 17:00

    Never smoked pot or got drunk at all. Conformist rebellion didn't really speak to me... :wink:
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    Re: Very Off topic plant related question.

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 05 Aug 2011 18:15

    I didn't have overbearing parents, so there never really was any rebelling for me to do, I even told them when I drank and smoked pot (I mostly just smoked pot in Jr High, very very rarely after that). Not that they encouraged it, but they were more concerned with me doing whatever I was going to do safely than me doing it or not. They knew I was going to drink, made sure I knew I should call for a ride and never drive or get in a car with a drunk, they new I'd probably do drugs, so they told me to be careful who I bought it from, and again not to drive, and they knew I'd have sex (not as much as I'd've like to though... (and HOLY SHIT, double contraction! Chig needs to see this!!) so they told me to make sure I kept condoms around (EDIT: My mom's words were actually something more along the lines of "two forms of birthcontrol at all times"! :lol: ).

    Their trust in me being responsible was a huge part of why I rarely abused that trust. Every kid is different though, they gave me an inch and I sometimes took 2, some kids woud take a mile.
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    Re: Very Off topic plant related question.

    Postby DuneFishUK » 06 Aug 2011 11:02

    merkin muffley wrote:
    Serkanner wrote:
    Freakzilla wrote:Hell, I smoked pot AT high school.


    Same here. I finally found out that the dizzyness wasn't as likeable as the alcoholbuzz so I switched to drinking booze. I never stopped :D


    I almost got caught smoking pot in the girl's bathroom, because I was so stoned I didn't realize it was the girl's bathroom. I wasn't caught, but I did get interrupted, but not by a teacher. I was a fucking idiot.

    I cringe at the thought of the ridiculous shit that went on at school. One of the first times I ever went out for a drink (we were still well under 18), one of the lads lit a doob in the pub and we were asked to leave. :o That sort of thing happened constantly, on and off school property. With hindsight I can't believe people got away with it.
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