HomedrugsHow It Feels to Smoke the World’s Strongest Toad Poison
How It Feels to Smoke the World’s Strongest Toad Poison
Dec 1, 2017
While we don't recommend any sort of illegal drug use, if, hypothetically, you are someone who is interested in psychedelic drugs (for educational purposes only), we'd like to introduce you to the Sonoran Desert Toad, also known as the Bufo alvarius. It's a toad that produces venom containing DMT, a powerful hallucinogen.
Hello, toad. The Sonoran Desert Toad. The Colorado River Toad. The Bufo alvarius. It produces venom within its glands that are a powerful form of the hallucinogen DMT.
The venom. The venom is harvested by applying pressure to the toad's glands. The venom is collected in a vile or some other sort of container. Once enough has been collected, the smoking begins.
Strong. The venom is vaporized with heat. The venom is then inhaled the same way that any other drug would be smoked. DMT is reportedly a strong hallucinogen and is often accompanied by a sense of euphoria.
What to expect. "Within thirty seconds, there will be an onset of almost overwhelming psychedelic effects. You will be completely absorbed in a complex chemical event characterized by an overload of thoughts and perception, brief collapse of the EGO, and loss of the space-time continuum. Relax, breathe regularly, and flow with the experience. After two to three minutes, the initial intensity fades to a pleasant LSD-like sensation in which visual illusions, hallucinations, and perceptual distortions are common. You may sense a distortion in your perceived body image or notice the world shrinking or expanding. You may notice that colors seem brighter and more beautiful than usual. And, most likely, you will experience a euphoric mood interspersed with bursts of unmotivated laughter." Source: erowid.org.
Pro tips. If you were to (hypothetically) try smoking venom, experts recommend that you do so early in the day. It is not recommended that you smoke on an empty stomach. Smoke in a comfortable, safe space where you feel at ease.
Avoid all other drugs. DMT can have dangerous interactions with other chemicals. Do not do any other drugs while taking DMT. It is also recommended that you avoid alcohol.
Toxic. The venom is quite toxic if ingested. It is powerful enough to kill a large dog. So, when dogs chase toads, things can turn deadly.
Overdose. Because the DMT in the venom is so potent, it is also deadly in humans. There have been multiple instances of overdoses as a result of smoking venom. It can lead to immediate cardiac arrest.
Religious ceremonies. Sometimes, toad venom is used during religious ceremonies. What could be a better place to enjoy a nice trip than in the desert? That's where the majority of the toads are found.
Be careful. As previously mentioned, drug overdoses can occur when too much DMT is ingested. There is no antidote for DMT toxicity. And, if a dog should encounter the venom of a Sonoran Desert Toad, it will almost certainly die.
Euphoria. Why would anyone take such a risky drug? Some who have smoked venom report euphoria the likes of which they have never reached before. The feeling is blissful, tranquil, and the user is completely at peace.
Mind expanding. Others claim that DMT expands their minds. It changes their point of view, and gets them to see things from a different perspective. Some even claim that it's life-changing.
Psychedelics. The CIA did a test series of experiments on young recruits using various psychedelic drugs. In addition, in the 60s, colleges performed trials using LSD. The effects of psychedelics on the human brain have long been debated in the psychiatric field.
Peyote. Some compare toad venom to peyote. It's an intense experience. For some, it's amazingly positive, and for others, it's frightening and negative, and not something they would ever choose to repeat.
What do you think? Would you ever try smoking toad venom? Would it be worth the potentially deadly risks to achieve an amazing high? Psychedelic drugs remain fascinating and controversial in American society.