Why not smoke moldy weed - it's bad for your health!

Updated: May 21

In a desperate situation, desperate measures, right? If your herbage supply is running low and the only thing left is a slightly suspicious appearance and smell, chances are your beloved cannabis has gone moldy. Unlike a well-ripened cheese, Weed does not improve when bacteria are added to it.




SHOULD I SMOKE A MOOSE GRASS?

No.

Despite some popular misconceptions on the internet that encourage the cultivation of certain types of mold for better effect, this white down should be avoided at all costs. It does nothing to improve the quality of your herb and, in the worst-case scenarios, can cause you serious health problems because of mycotoxins.

In general, those with properly functioning immune systems passively (unknowingly) inhale mold spores into the environment. There is no reason to panic, however (unless you really want to wear a surgeon's mask), as these spores are generally safe.

Cannabis, on the other hand, especially if it shelters a significant amount of mold, will have a negative impact on your body. Health problems can range from a mild cough and flu symptoms to chest pain, allergic reactions, and breathing problems.

This is not about terrorizing you at all costs, but rather about giving a warning. When you have a choice between smoking good or moldy weed, the decision is simple. In fact, it is not even a choice.



WHAT MAKES BUD MOLD?

While the age or shelf life of your cannabis can contribute to the development of mold, the main contributor is humidity. Humidity is not always a good thing, especially in the storage of cannabis.

For many, the main mistake is to place the buds in jars immediately after harvest, without letting them dry enough. The moisture in the buds creates the perfect environment for mold to flourish and an entire crop can be ruined before you even realize it.

Fortunately, many growers and dispensaries will take the necessary precautionary measures to prevent moisture buildup.




SPOT MOLD

Fortunately, spotting mold is fairly straightforward. In some cases, first-time smokers could be wrong and feel that mold is actually a sign of a higher THC content.


No worries, this is a common confusion that we will help you identify. This is due to the fact that to the inexperienced observer, trichomes, these little white hairs like crystals, can look like mold, and vice versa. The easiest way to tell the two apart is to literally examine your weed.

Even though cannabis can take a variety of colors and give off a wide range of odors, a mold-infested herb is very distinct. Visually, unusual dark green spots combined with white powdery substance or gray down are obvious signs.



When it comes to the smell of a healthy herb, the aroma can be incredibly distinctive depending on the variety. However, the mold will be extremely musky or unpleasant. Trust your instincts: if you don't feel it, then chances are that drying and ripening have not been complete.

Finally, the ultimate mold test is done in blacklight. All mold spores present will take on a bright green color. For those of us who are not in the middle of the crowd and who do not have black light at hand, a simple visual and odor test should suffice.



PREVENT MOLD FROM DEVELOPING

If all of these spore hazards have made you paranoid, there are practical steps you can take to limit the risk of mold development. Above 50% RH (Relative Humidity), the environment becomes perfect for the propagation of mold.

Although it is impossible to determine the humidity with the naked eye, storing your herb in an airtight container once it is completely dry is a good place to start. It is also a good idea to store the container cool and in the dark.

There are many luxury containers on the internet, which promise humidity control and vacuum capabilities. This is the best option, but by following the steps presented above, your herb should remain in good condition.

For those who grow cannabis, giving your heads enough time to dry well in a dark, well-ventilated place will prevent the build-up of mold in the ripening jars.



THE GAME IS NOT WORTH THE CANDLE!

Ultimately, smoking moldy weed is simply not worth the risk. However, if this hopeless situation arises, the damage can be mitigated - to some degree. If there is a slight accumulation of mold, placing the herb in the oven on a baking sheet for 15 minutes at 150 ° C will burn the main strains of bacteria.

If you are unlucky enough to be affected by a weakened immune system or breathing problems, honestly, the best thing to do is to simply avoid any potentially contaminated herb.

Recent posts

Ravi Kishan, who questioned Bollywood's drugs connection, used to drink ganja, what is the truth?

The uproar over the drugs connection of Bollywood does not seem to have calmed down. Now, BJP MP Ravi Kishan has responded to the allegat...

Drugs case: Kshitij Prasad ordered 'Ganja' dozens of times in three months, sent by court till 3 Oct

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is now interrogating former executive producer of Dharma Production, Kshitij Prasad, in the drugs case in

Case of Bollywood: Cannabis in India

After Rhea Chakraborty's arrest (Rhea Chakraborty Arrest), the way people have started calling the film industry a hangout of Marijuana Smok

Different ways to buy Cannabis/Weed in countries

India is a country mostly made up of Hindus, who worship Shiva. In  Benares,  a city in northern India, cannabis is revered and for
good re

The Nuns Who Make Money Growing And Selling Cannabis

A group of nuns are raking in 1 million dollars a year after turning a convent into a world cannabis operation. Sister Kate Meeusen, 60, ...

15 Problems Stoners Experience When They Are High

Have you ever wondered why your lighter goes missing all the time? Or why your friends never respect your movie suggestions?

Top 10 Uses For Hemp

In a world where we are used to disposable, synthetic and environmentally harmful products and processes, is hemp the secret weapon in th...

The Failure Of The War On Drugs - A Summary Of The West

When he launched the War on Drugs in 1971, President Richard Nixon made substance abuse "the number 1 public enemy".Since then, war has b...

Were Ancient Hebrews Stoned While In Temple? Study Suggests.

A new study indicates the ancient use of cannabis at a shrine in Israel. Cannabis residue on artifacts from an ancient temple in southern...

Cannabis 101 - Weed in Nutshell.

The legalization of cannabis for recreational use in Canada raises several questions about this plant.

Cannablog Categories

  • CannaNews

    Total blogs

    13

    Latest cannabis news from all around the world at your doorsteps.

  • Cannabis Lifestyle

    Total blogs

    14

    The extent of knowledge of cannabis is incomparable. All around the globe, the effects of marijuana, CBDs, and cannabis items such as hemp are beginning to be discovered. Widespread cannabis production and expanded usage is a trend that increases in importance & power.

  • Cannabis History

    Total blogs

    4

    Marijuana, also known as cannabis or weed, has a long history of human use. Many ancient cultures did not grow the plant to grow high, but as herbal medicine, possibly beginning around 500 BC in Asia.

  • Cannabis Health

    Total blogs

    7

    There are few subjects that can evoke greater feelings among physicians, scientists, academics, decision makers, and the public than medicine. We would be researching on specific areas like why do patients consider it helpful, how they should explore it with their doctor?

  • Cannabis Food & Recipe

    Total blogs

    1

    CBD and Hemp seeds can be eaten or used to make a range of foods and drinks including milk, butter, cheese alternatives and protein powder based on hemp.

  • A Complete Guide to CBD

    Total blogs

    3

    A Complete Guide to safe, non-addictive substance, CBD that is one of more than a hundred “phytocannabinoids,” which are unique to cannabis and endow the plant with its robust therapeutic profile.

  • A Complete Guide to THC

    Total blogs

    2

    A Complete Guide to THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, ie the chemical responsible for most of marijuana's psychological effects. It acts much like the cannabinoid chemicals made naturally by the body

  • Cannabis Legalization

    Total blogs

    2

    Together we legalize. Presenting reasons and facts, backed by research, on why Cannabis should be legalized around the globe.

CBH India

Join our CBH Newsletter