Here's the deal with Kava Kava: you've seen it at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and probably behind the counter of your local bodega. It's not illicit or illegal and it won't melt your brain like Nuvigil, powdered alcohol, or I dunno...five pounds of powdered cheese.
It's a western pacific crop that's typically ground up and taken orally as a sedative. Folks throughout Polynesia, Hawaii, Vanuatu, and Melanesia have been using it for years. So, when the fine folks at ZEUS offered to send me a badass vaporizer kit with a vial of Kava Kava wax included, I was like: um, yes, I can smoke some Polynesian sedatives. I did just that and documented the experience. Here's what happened.