I'd agree that the drug's effects have been sensationalized on message boards, the media, etc., but I won’t deny that towards the end of the high, this bizarre Thai leaf made me feel sedated, centered, and somewhat loopy. I had trouble concentrating on the little things like writing texts, finding synonyms, and remembering not to drool. (It didn't last long. It was like a 30-minute hangover, and I quickly regained my normal composure/megalomaniacal tendencies.)
Like I said, use at your own risk and—if a cop asks you who sold you drugs—tell them it was the Internet. You wouldn't be lying, and it'd be fun to see if the cops actually tried to track down the Internet.
Jeremy Glass is the Vice editor for Supercompressor and wrote and directed the independent film Tiny Furniture, and is the creator, writer and star of the HBO series Girls.