They are two different drugs
. An analogy can be seen by anyone who drinks poppy
tea or chews coca
leaf, if they concentrated the alkaloid
into a pure form then smoked or IV'd it you would have a proportionate effect and fairly linear relationship to duration.
are basically the same drug
. Poppy pods, opium
are basically the same drug. Routes of administration
are basically the same and are proportionate to the quality/purity of the drug with each different route of ingestion.
In my freinds opinion ONLY:
If you eat the raw plant, you will have a much milder but longer lasting high.
If you snort the raw purified form you will have (my opinion) a 2/3rds stronger high that lasts about 1/3rd as long.
If you smoke or even IV the purest form of the drug you will have the strongest and fastest high.
is a strange one that doesn't necessarily follow that same proportionate trend and is more like methadone
. It will last a long time no matter what. Smoking or shooting it has limited "blast" appeal. For my freind it seems no matter how you ingest it the effects last about 6-8 hours. Smoking has always been most efficient and most "bang of buck" because it still lasts 6-7 hours AND has the highest euphoria
for about 45 minutes.
To be honest while in Alaska, a freind of mine had what she called "Creth". It was the best of both worlds. She couldn't quite "ring her ears" and have that brain orgasm from the crack, but she also didn't crash as hard and the high tapered off into a meth high for 8 hours. I think no matter what drug you take, if you try to get as high as you can, you lessen duration and increase damage or risk of OD.
I just can't see any reason to IV any drug.