not sure it's allowed to name a specific grocery store.... but whenever i get my seeds, i like to stop & shop at the bakery section of my preferred grocery, NOT the spice
aisle... i just ask for whatever weight in "poppy
seed" i want and get it at bulk price, and these seeds are certainly available, and certainly potent enough for use even by a tolerant individual.
however, this says nothing of the seeds in your area. you'll just have to risk it on some seeds the first time out. but i will say - buy bulk from the bakery section of your preferred grocery. don't bother buying tons of little bottles from the spice aisle - this will wind up costing you much, much more than it has to.
it's all down to your personal circumstances. just buy enough to make a strong brew, but don't plan on drinking it all right away. yes, it can take 1-2 hours to peak, but early effects can be felt damn near immediately on an empty stomach.... especially if you are in withdrawal
. if you feel fine after twenty minutes, don't keep drinking it... cus it will keep on peaking for another few hours, most likely. there are seeds out there which are easily enough to surprise someone who is nonetheless tolerant to vicodin.... don't underestimate the seeds. they are my opiate
of choice these days, and coming from someone who used to shoot 2-3g of heroin
a day, the fact that this high can satisfy me is certainly saying something.
i see people complaining of weaker seeds... as ianzombie says, i would caution against EVER assuming that applies to you. even within a single batch, from a single bulk bag, patches of seed can vary in potency.
ultimately, people like to ask about this stuff because they are wary of spending their fix money on something new and potentially ineffective... but you just have to try it locally for yourself, there's absolutely nobody who can tell you what seeds are good or bad. i've had a certain brand go from stellar to shit in a single restock, and vice versa. you are undertaking a certain risk by using such unregulated dosages, but the risk can be mitigated by slowly titrating your dose up to the desired level. there's really no better way to do it than that.
and again, don't be hasty with the tea. you really can feel the preliminary effects within minutes if you are in withdrawal. if you take more than you need today, you may find your vicodin are surprisingly ineffective tomorrow....
for what it's worth, i tend to characterize poppy seed tea as "harder" than vicodin or codeine
, for examples. because it is so long-lasting, because the gradual onset is deceptive and so is the gradual comedown
, because using "once every three days" is still too often to avoid catching a habit with this stuff, and because you are using morphine
when you use the seeds, after all. a little bit of morphine tends to be stronger than a fair amount of hydrocodone
. so don't think this is a weak little interim to get you by between vicodins.... you may find the vicodins are a waste of money after you try the tea... but with a long-half-life
opiate prep like the tea, you need to understand that the whole game changes... you can't dose every time you want a high - it is an addiction
of maintenance, so if you go chasing intense onset peaks, you will get a fucked tolerance at best, and killed at worst - and the fucking of your tolerance will occur rather quickly.
for what it's worth - the oft-repeated adage that poppy pod tea is always stronger than poppy seed tea is NOT TRUE in my seasoned experience. i have had pods which were certainly effective, and performed as expected relative to the number/size of pods, but within that same habit consumed seed tea which flat out knocked me on my ass..... and since there's no way to even roughly approximate the equivalency between pounds of seed and number of different-sized pods, i'd say it's rather unsafe to calculate your seed tea dosage according to a prior pod tea dosage. pods are subject to variance in potency, just like seeds - especially if you are buying them dried, instead of picking them yourself.
basically, don't underestimate the seed tea. if you get a weak batch, that's too bad, but don't assume you're somehow more tolerant to the stuff. assume the batch was weak. and don't assume, either, that it will be a case of "jumping down
" from vicodin (especially only 20-30mg)... you may actually be elevating your habit.