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Started by mingmong on Jan 7, 2021 7:03:16 PM
Nitrous Oxide

There seems to be a lot of it about, judging by those weird metal cannisters

I am mildly intrigued. Anyone here a regular user? If so, how would you describe the experience. What is the legal status? Is there a nitrous oxide 'scene', if so what sort of people and activities is it associated with?

SinnerBoy - 07 Jan 2021 19:09:37 (#1 of 117)

I've never seen any round my way, but, whilst working in Cardiff, there were loads.

Verdigris - 07 Jan 2021 19:10:45 (#2 of 117)

You forgot to put "asking for a friend", mingers.

Arjuna - 07 Jan 2021 19:11:54 (#3 of 117)

and has anyone, asides from tabloid editors, ever called it 'hippy crack'

mingmong - 07 Jan 2021 19:14:05 (#4 of 117)

My friend is liking the sound of it more and more. Help me dissuade them from this depraved path with your stories of N2O Lonely Drug Hell etc.

darkhorse - 07 Jan 2021 19:16:34 (#5 of 117)

I like to think it's just people who like drinking soda siphon fizzy pop on a day out in the park.

AdonisBlue - 07 Jan 2021 19:17:57 (#6 of 117)

There does seem an increase in those empty metal cannisters thrown out of the windows of Citroen Saxos. I have never illegally indulged but have had nitrous oxide as a local anaesthetic.

I would describe the high as horrible, not laughing gas at all. A sensation of sinking into a hole away from reality without any feeling of euphoria or pleasure at all.

Nevertheless it seems popular with kids, I always wonder how they get the gas out of those cannisters? I guess they carry adapters. I also worry about them driving their Citroen Saxos and Ford Focuses on it.

FrankieTeardrop - 07 Jan 2021 19:18:09 (#7 of 117)

It is the sort of thing I’ve tried only at the point of the night (or morning) where it gets increasingly hard to distinguish which rare herb or prescribed chemical is having what effect.

Verdigris - 07 Jan 2021 19:19:42 (#8 of 117)

Why do depraved drug addicts all seem to leave their paraphernalia all over the place? If they tidied up after themselves, they wouldn't get such a bad rep.

AdonisBlue - 07 Jan 2021 19:22:38 (#9 of 117)

Yes true. But they are usually chucked out of car windows. Our local chavs drive immaculate Citroen Saxos and chuck everything, cannisters, MaccyD wrappers and baggies out the windows.

mingmong - 07 Jan 2021 19:38:23 (#10 of 117)

Does N2O "lower inhibitions"

My friend seems particularly curious about this possibility

Verdigris - 07 Jan 2021 19:40:14 (#11 of 117)

Your friend might want to consider poppers (the Tory MP's preferred tonic) as well, in that case.

mingmong - 07 Jan 2021 19:44:06 (#12 of 117)

My friend has been informed that poppers cause headaches, though this may not be the case.

From what AB says, N20 sounds more like a slightly more healthy alternative to glue sniffing, with something of the "to distant lands" effect of ganja and opiates. Perhaps not quite so much the party drug. But other people's friends may had different experiences

airynothing - 07 Jan 2021 19:45:14 (#13 of 117)

Poppers are horrible. They stink.

TRaney - 07 Jan 2021 19:46:18 (#14 of 117)

Does N2O "lower inhibitions"

That sounds a bit creepy


TauCeti - 07 Jan 2021 19:47:12 (#15 of 117)

Dangerous but what I heard; also known as rape drug; first inhalation makes you laugh, after knocks you off; loads upon loads around these parts; to boot, the metal isn't recycleable.

mingmong - 07 Jan 2021 19:55:21 (#16 of 117)

It sounds a lot like what cocaine promised but never quite delivered

AdonisBlue - 07 Jan 2021 20:20:51 (#17 of 117)

Ming, I was doing my best to say it's far from the sunshine euphoria good weed provides as it's possibly to be and no calm like opiates. I have never sniffed glue but I would guess it's similar.

Have none of you given birth/had partners give birth? The gas and air they give you is N2O. I nicked Mrs ABs when she was in labour in case it was more dilute than the op stuff I had, still not nice.

Verdigris - 07 Jan 2021 20:23:03 (#18 of 117)

Entonox is lush. I had it for gallstone attacks rather than childbirth.

I wouldn't bother to pay for it, though.

mingmong - 07 Jan 2021 20:23:09 (#19 of 117)

I distinctly remember Mrs Ming caning that stuff in the hours and minutes before the Minglet's arrival.

She never hit the pethadine though. That was a point of pride.

AdonisBlue - 07 Jan 2021 20:26:54 (#20 of 117)

Pethidine is lovely.

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