To adulterate something means to defile, contaminate, or degrade the quality. The question is. what is the easiest way to tell if weed is adulterated?
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That weed that’s sitting in that locked jar inside your wardrobe may contain unintentional or intentional additions. The problem with that is. Those additions may cause problems such as:
- Increased heart rate
- Light headedness
- Sleep problems
Did I mention death?
How To Identify Spiked Weed
The image that comes to mind when most people think about drug or weed dealers is, a shady looking guy wearing a hoodie standing on a street corner. If you walk around, I’m sure that you will find lots of people who fit that description.
The problem with buying weed from a random person on a street corner or at a party is. You never know what you are getting.
I assume that you started smoking weed because someone sold you the idea that it is natural, chemical free and safe for consumption, right?
Now put yourself in a shady dealer’s head.
It is not easy to get addicted to weed, that’s bad for business because the buyer won’t keep coming back if he or she is not addicted. To keep the buyer coming back, a drug dealer may lace the product with let’s say cocaine, LSD, crack, meth, or other addictive drugs that will keep you on a leash.
The good thing is. Marijuana is now legal in some states, meaning, you can buy it from reliable sources, but the problem of contamination still remains.
Contamination in Storage, Retail, and Cultivation
There are chemicals that are intentionally added to weed and other plants to control pests or to make the plant grow faster. weed that contains pesticides, herbicides, nitrogen or other harmful chemicals may cause side effects such as a marijuana hangover or worse depending on the chemical used.
If cannabis is not stored properly, fungi and mold such as Streptococcus or Aspergillus flava may start growing on it. a joint that contains mold or fungi will make you sick if you smoke it.
The good thing about cannabis that has been taken over or contaminated by mold is. All you have to do is look at it, if you see mold don’t smoke it.
To reduce the risk of smoking moldy weed you should:
- Check the weed before consuming.
- Store weed properly (airtight container).
- Choose lab tested weed (avoid street drugs).
- Keep your grow room clean.
- Don’t smoke musty smelling weed.
Veteran cannabis users can easily tell if weed is adulterated just by smelling it. However, if you are buying weed for the first time or if you are a newbie it can be difficult to tell if the weed is adulterated or contaminated.
To hide the smell of weed or to add weight to the product, some dealers use things like:
- Powdered sandal wood
- Tiny glass
- Silica particles
An easy way to tell if weed contains contaminants such as glass is to rub the kief on a CD or DVD; if it causes scratches in the disc the weed is adulterated or contaminated.
It is very important to learn what marijuana leaves look like, why? The truth is, that blunt in your hand may be crushed lettuce and catnip. Look at the color, the texture, and the scent. If anything is off or if you get a bad feeling, don’t smoke it, that weed is adulterated.
There is also the issue of butane; there are dealers and users who use flammable butane gas to extract THC from marijuana leaves to make products such as dab wax. The problem with butane is. once it enters your body it immediately enters your blood stream. Inhaling butane can lead to permanent organ and brain damage. Overtime inhaling butane will cause liver damage and death. What you should know about butane is. It messes with the way your red blood cells bind with oxygen.
If the extraction process is done properly, the product should be okay. If not, butane will enter your system and you will have problems. As the saying goes, it’s better to be safe than sorry. My advice, avoid products such as wax or ‘butane blasted weed’. If you suspect that your weed is blasted or if you are sure that your supplier blasts weed. It is time to change your dealer.
How to Avoid Laced Weed
The best piece of advice I can give you is, find a reputable source. Get to know your supplier and his/her methods of storage and growing. The good thing is. In some states, you don’t have to buy weed from a guy in a corner. You can walk into a weed dispensary and buy weed, so, ask questions and don’t judge the guy behind the counter by appearance. If you are in a non legal state or in country where weed is still illegal, read the following.
- Find a reputable source.
- Be confident when buying weed, act like you know what you are doing even if you don’t.
- Look at what you are buying, if the dealer doesn’t allow you to look at the product there might be something wrong with it.
- Know your shit (inspect product before use) learn a thing or two about weed e.g. what the leaf looks like or the texture and the smell
- Trust your nose and your gut, if the smell is off or your gut tells you something is wrong. Throw that weed away.
Generally, the best way to avoid laced weed is to grow your own. Growing weed is very easy if you have the knowledge, if you don’t click here and learn something.