Sometime in Uni, I caught wind of some colorado ‘weed’ that was the talk of the block. Supposedly, it was touted as some very strong loud, although from my experience, loud doesn’t make you go batshit crazy. Because of this, I didn’t seek to try it, but it’s still been on my mind.
So what is Colorado?
I did some research and discovered that it’s synthetic cannabis known as ‘Spice’ in other parts of the world. Colorado should be much cheaper than weed, but Nigerian dealers make a killing off the hype that it’s high grade loud. The recipe is super strong cannabinoid molecules sprayed on ground herbs which attach to the body’s endocannabinoid system.
THC and CBD partially attach to this system, while colorado fully attaches and activates the cannabinoid receptors. Synthetic cannabinoids were first developed by an American chemist named John Huffman in Clemson University, South Carolina. The formula found its way out of his lab and now other scientists continue to develop it.
Each batch of colorado has a different chemical compound as scientists continue to experiment to remain technically legal. This is why people experience different highs because it’s not the same thing. Effects span across difficulty breathing, numbness, nausea, sweats, shakes, and unconsciousness. In extreme cases, it can cause psychotic episodes and may aggravate existing mental-health illnesses in susceptible users.
Unlike weed, Colorado doesn’t show in standard drug tests. Which is why its recreational use is alluring to people looking to duck one.
I spoke with several people who use or have used Colorado, and their varying experiences are a testament to the wildcard that is Colorado
Personally, I don’t see anything wrong with it. As long as you do it in moderation, but I don’t recommend it because people are different.
My first time I was scared shitless, but to my friend, it’s light work so she just told me to calm down. So after my initial gra gra I was ready. I got high as hell after the first two hits, crazy high. Then I texted my friends about it while I was high and most of them were judging me like omg what have I just done but then one of my friends was like “Just cause Colorado is synthetic doesn’t mean it’s bad. It’s kinda like LSD”
I have depression and anxiety and suicidal ideation and shit. Maybe that was a factor that made me jump in cause I tend to do a lot of self-destructive things.
There are two ways to smoke it; straight, or you mix it with nicotine or green tea if you’re feeling fancy. Smoking it straight is what will fuck you up and make you do crazy shit. Mixing it might not if you’re lucky.
Most people smoke it cause it doesn’t smell and it won’t show If you take a drug test. Or they just want to be crazy high. Cause it’s way more expensive than regular weed.
The high is intense af but it only lasts like 30-45 minutes for me, some people could legit go crazy from just trying it. There’s this tingly feeling you get like you’re doing something forbidden. Then comes the feeling that you can actually run mad if your village people decide to punish you.
When I’m bragging to people about how it doesn’t affect me that badly they tell me something “Colorado doesn’t respect anybody oh”
Colorado high is different from weed high, I like both. Both are great. I prefer edibles and the high from edibles are intense too so balance.
Personally, I don’t see anything wrong with it. As long as you do it in moderation, but I don’t recommend it because people are different. I guess you just have to hate yourself enough. Like me 🙂
My first experience was just random cause I’d been hearing about it, I hated it. I had a battle with a spider on the balcony the whole time smoking it and I felt like it won. I left there feeling choked by a spider web in my throat.
On a scale of calmly high to losing my shit, I was two calm highs away from losing my shit. Now I know it’s definitely not organic. My advice to anyone curious to try it: keep the vibes around you right.
Never trying it again, and I’d say it’s not worth the try. Not even one bit.
On a calm Friday afternoon. I received a call from my friend Ayo telling me about his intentions to come stay the weekend at mine and he was also bringing along a new strain of fire weed. Without thinking twice, I called his bluff. Told him “I’ve smoked all kinds of strains” so I was definitely not tripping over no Nigerian weed.
8 pm, Ayo, Sodiq (another friend) and I were posted on a block not too far from my yard. Homeboy brought out the weed (Colorado), it was dark so I couldn’t tell what it looked like which looking back now was a very naive mistake.
He lit it up, took 4 puffs and passed it to me. Told me to take two puffs and I did then passed it on to my boy Sodiq. Not up to 2 minutes later, I was completely paralysed, although, aware of my surroundings, I couldn’t move and I had the most intense stomach ache.
I must have been stuck in this position for about 10-15 minutes. I was only able to snap back into reality after listening to music and slowly realizing I could move some parts of my body.
Safe to say if that stuff ain’t weed cause I been smoking weed for 10 years and rightly consider myself a connoisseur at this point. Never trying it again, and I’d say it’s not worth the try. Not even one bit.
Dr. Zero, 25
It’s an experience, it’s best not to freak out, and don’t smoke it like regular weed. Most especially don’t do strong head with it.
My first time I was told it was a “loud hybrid” and yeah I believed. They said one puff only, I took like 3 puffs from a J of it mixed with SK. It was intense, almost like weed joint spiked with coke. It’s sort of like when you overdose on booze and the earth starts shaking. But without the puking.
I don’t blame people who thought they ran mad. I would’ve too if I didn’t think it was weed. Or if I wasn’t warned beforehand to be calm. I sha knew it would calm down in the end, and it did. Actually, I drove home with the high, although I don’t remember the drive. I just remember driving out of the hotel compound.
It came in a ketchup cup. A full ketchup cup is like 50 or 60k. Then they sell in pinches. I know cause I used to resell. A pinch or two (the amount enough for a J mix for like 5 people) is 2k5.
When I would smoke weed then I’d still feel the weed high, although I wasn’t monitoring my weed tolerance. I think it killed my weed tolerance. I smoked a lot back then. Just weed alone could’ve killed my tolerance.
It’s an experience, it’s best not to freak out, and don’t smoke it like regular weed. Most especially don’t do strong head with it. I stopped mixing and smoked straight for a while, and even then, I don’t think I ever passed 3 puffs. The joint won’t even allow you. Just don’t smoke in public, and smoke around real friends and stay calm.
Best advice. Don’t do drugs! Buy loud. There’s some pretty strong pure loud out there, Indicas especially. Kind of the same high with more puffs, you’ll feel the same shaking high, and it’s cleaner.