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Article Number: 9930


From: balld@gibbs.oit.unc.edu (Donald the Curmudgeon)



Newsgroups: alt.drugs



Subject: Re: Calamus Root.



Message-ID: <2hguq6$bda@bigblue.oit.unc.edu>



Date: 18 Jan 94 15:21:42 GMT





I once ate about 4 inches of fresh calamus root.





It's a stimulant. It's a pretty good stimulant, in fact. I didn't notice



any hallucinogenic effects, but perhaps I needed a larger quantity.





In any case, it's one of the foulest tasting drugs I've ever consumed.





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From: mcscs1cfsi@dct.ac.uk



Newsgroups: alt.drugs



Subject: Calamus Root.



Message-ID: <1994Jan14.135756.10282@dct.ac.uk>



Date: 14 Jan 94 13:57:56 GMT





I have been experimenting with calamus root, bought already cut to quarter



smartie size and dried.





I've tried making tea from it to no avail. Yesterday i gubbed half an ounce of



the stuff. Nothing happened again.





Allegedly, 10 inces of the root works to provide hallucinagenic effects....





Can anyone provide some info???





Herbie.





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From: jtrichar@sdcc13.ucsd.edu (Jeremy Richardson)



Newsgroups: alt.drugs



Subject: Calamus=Vomit, vomit, vomit.



Date: 14 May 1994 20:03:08 GMT



Message-ID:







I just wanted to warn everyone about this particular herb. I visited an



herb store last night, and recognized the name "Calamus" on the shelf from



the Legal Highs text. So, being the rash and inept fool that I am, I



bought it, took it home and imbibed it as per the 20th Century Alchemist's



directions. Bad move.





I drank this *horribly* bitter brew at around 10 o'clock, and experienced



little (if any) of the anticipated effects. However, to my chagrin, at



around 3, I felt ill. And I barfed, barfed, barfed, and for a change of



pace, I vomited. I had my girlfriend call the Poison Control Center to



make sure that I wasn't going to die. We found that Calamus' effects,



instead of euphoric, are a stomach irritant. So, I spent most of the night



cradled around the Porcelain God.



Lesson 1: reaffirmed "don't believe everything you read"



Lesson 2: always check out what you buy, and make SURE that it's gonna do



what it is supposed to.



Lesson 3: if you're gonna poke around the psychotropic section of the Herb



store, and try stuff, call Poison Control first to see if you should expect



bad results.



Lesson 4: there are other, much mellower substances to partake of than



Calamus.



(not to mention tastier)


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