Kronic 2 - The AftermathI think I understand now how the marijuana-analogue drug Kronic got its name... the stuff goes on and on... and on.
Some 14 hours after smoking the tiniest pipe of Kronic –and after six hours’ sleep- I could still feel its effects on my body, though somewhat diminished. I felt the remnant of the same post-orgasmic tingling reported in my first story on this subject, mostly centred in my trunk and thighs.
I felt no sense of being hungover. There was no headache and my mind was clear, though perhaps a little slow. It took me two minutes longer than average to solve a standard “Hard” Sudoku puzzle, as it usually does after a couple of glasses of wine. Concentration was an issue, then, on the morning after using Kronic.
As anticipated, I had slept well, and without the aid of diazepam (Valium). In fact, for the first time in months it was my alarm that woke me, rather than my pain. I could have slept longer, had I not had to get my son ready for school.
I recalled having dreamt vividly –and pleasurably- though could not remember the content of my dreams. Perhaps, like real marijuana, Kronic can inhibit the formation of short-term memory.
It was not long before my shoulder and arm pain returned so, in the interests of science, I felt it incumbent upon me to take a little more Kronic, to test its painkilling qualities again, this time in a smaller dose.
I placed only a few crumbs of the stuff into the bowl of my pipe and fired it up. Within two or three minutes I felt the now-familiar rush through my system, and my sense of pain was again diminished. Whether this was a direct effect of the drug on the damaged nerves, on the pain-centres of my brain, or a side-effect of being more conscious of the positive, euphoric feelings flowing through me, is difficult to know. But who really cares, as long as it works?