My Story of “Spice” starts about 5 years ago.
While visiting a friend who was on probation, I had some that was bagged and sold through a local head shop.
Back then, the shops thought they were completely safe from trouble, before the raids.
Well i thought it was lame and weak compared to the weed i smoked, besides weed is cheaper by the gram.
My cousin ended up moving in, as he needed a place to stay.
He smoked spice quite a bit, and i tried some of the stuff he had. It was called cloud 10 and it definitely gave me a buzz.
There was a gas station nearby that sold spice, so i ended up finding a bag of the cloud 10.
When smoked it gave me the weird salvia like vision but without the stuff i disliked about salvia.
Anyway, I started smoking more of it, like a whole joint of it, while doing that i ended up getting really paranoid but it was fun so i kept at it trying different kinds like mad hatter.
Honestly really liked that kind, and the gas station i mentioned above sold it.
So i went in one day to get some, and the 2 people in front of me asked for it.
This station was selling more spice than everything combined!
I eventually started going to the headshops trying different bags of spice.
During this time, the raids and such were common, so sometimes the shops would quit selling for a month or 2 – but eventually would just start selling again like nothing happened.
One night, a friend and i went to this shop i had never been to and we picked up a bag – and that’s when it started going downhill for me.
There was a certain kind of spice that would really inebriate me.
It went by black diamond, platinum, twilite and many other names, but was all the same and i liked it. It was nice that i could just spend less than 20 bucks and get stoned out of my mind.
Problem is, it made me just want to smoke and sleep and when i awoke to use bathroom, i kind of felt like a zombie.
Everything was a blur, but when money started dwindling and i didn’t have it as much, i would become angry, even violent.
I would try to eat, and my favorite candy bars would make me want to puke.
So i literally was a junkie or addict by then.
One shop would open like 6 in the morning, and I would drive to it in the middle of winter to get my fix.
Eventually, I tried to get off of spice, but i needed weed to help me get away from it.
I started feeling like my old self after a few weeks, but i missed the feeling and taste of spice.
So i went to a shop that i thought might still carry it as most shops were not selling it. Well they had the old black diamond, so i relapsed as some would say.
I ended up picking it up from time to time, and they eventually got a different product in that is very similar.
Well, now i am afraid to go back to get any to smoke, because after smoking 2 bags I have been having dizzy spells for days, up to a week, after smoking it.
I have been looking up causes of spells like this and have come across things like lack of blood or oxygen to the brain.
As much as i thought i liked the feeling of being high or buzzed, i do not want to feel that way permanently.
Whether this health issue is caused by spice or not, i do not want to test that for sure.
These shops aren’t places your friends work, they are a place where greed definitely outweighs safety of customers.
They likely don’t know or don’t care what is in the products nor care how you use it nor what it does to you – just as long as they get cash.
In case you are wondering where these stories come, this one is from Missouri, where i can still go into a shop and buy the crap.
It is likely because of the stiff marijuana laws in this state that the fight against spice has been so difficult.
But I am done with my addiction – no hot sweats, insomnia or lack of appetite now!
Scared to even go back to it because of health reasons.
Expect to hear of more people going into the hospitals overdosing on spice soon, but not weed.
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