Let me ask you this. I mean, I know it's always a crazy question, ask you. What are your favorite drugs because so much is dependent upon drug set and setting and context. He won that you just you know exalted about was Xena. Tell me about Z naught. Well
Xenon is very interesting to me. I was friends with somebody named Matt Bowden. Who are you familiar with Matt Bowden? I
know that name. Yeah, but tell me more you.
A very fascinating bigger, really a drug policy advocate in New Zealand who was responsible for what was it? An immensely Progressive change in the law where people could sell psychoactive drugs without any medical pretense whatsoever in New Zealand. So this wasn't synthetic cannabinoids to treat glaucoma or PTSD or treatment-resistant depression. This was synthetic cannabinoids to get high and And he created a pharmaceutical company with the intention of creating better recreational, drugs with no medical pretence whatsoever. And I thought, wow, that is so Progressive. That is so amazing. I was ready to move to New Zealand to work in his lab because it was so revolutionary. I mean, to this day, nothing like that has ever been done. And when I was in New Zealand at his lab, he had this brilliant pharmacologist who work for him, who I really liked, who is sort of, you know, very much like Alexander, shulgin type and he had bought a tank of xenon gas. This was in 2014 and he said, have you heard of this stuff? And I had read about it. I knew that it was an anesthetic. I knew that it was an nmda antagonist like nitrous oxide and I also knew that it was immensely expensive. You so expensive that a single inhalation of this gas could cost hundreds of dollars. So not the kind of thing that you typically have the opportunity to use and I was so excited. I you know it was Right before I was leaving New Zealand. He said all right. Do you have a balloon or do you have anything that you can fill up? And we were looking around for anything, a balloon, a glove? We couldn't find anything. Eventually, our sound man had a condom because all sound people typically carry condoms with them to keep the lavalier protected from rain. When you're filming in the rain. This is like a sound person trick and so he said, all right. We'll use a condom and build this condom of xenon. (expletive) and inhaled it. And it was, you know, on one hand, very similar to nitrous oxide. But also this amazing amazing experience is almost as if a switch of raw, unadulterated Euphoria were flipped and suddenly, you felt kind of maximal pleasure. And to think that this is coming from a gas, that is present in every breath that we take. This is a natural component of our atmosphere. It's point zero, zero, zero, zero zero, five percent of Earth's. Atmosphere. And so it was this rare treat. I got to inhale xenon gas. I'll never get to do that again. And then one day I got a an email from somebody who said, hey, I was in the sauna at the gym and I was talking with some guy who runs a xenon gas Clinic. If you ever heard of that before and I said a xenon gas Clinic, what is that? And can you get me this man's contact information. I must talk to this person and and he said like well, I don't know. Like what you want me to find him. I don't think I'll ever see him again. I was at, we'll just try. If you ever see him at the gym, please tell him that I want to talk to him. And then a few weeks later. He got back in touch and he said, okay. All right. The guy this is his phone number if you want to talk to him. So I called them up and as described this person had built and opened a xenon gas clinic in the Czech Republic, where people could inhale this gas both for essentially recreational purposes, but also for pseudo medical purposes and I I went to the Czech Republic knowing very little I mean at that time and really to this day there was almost nothing written about this practice in the English language this existed in Russia and in the Czech Republic and in a few other places, but in terms of English language reporting there was nothing on it and everything that I observed in that clinic was something I knew nothing about. I mean that that was kind of one of the great pleasures of working on these projects was going somewhere. Learn about something that I knew nothing about. And seeing this entire world unfold before
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