The Dangers of Contaminated Cannabis
Cannabis is the most widely and popular used drug in both the UK and the US. Due to more sophisticated methods of growing the plant, such as hydroponics, it is estimated than skunk is four times as strong as the hashish form of the drug was ten years ago. Despite the extremely potent strength of the drug, people still use a lot more skunk in their joints than they would usually if they were using hash/block/resin. The severe strength of this drug, of course, also brings with it a high risk of developing mental illness. Users under the age of about sixteen can expect permanent brain damage to arise from the use of the skunk form of the drug.
Modern reports and tests on the skunk form of the drug have now shown that the drug is mostly being grown in attics and basements which can cause even more health risks due to mould infections and fibre-glass content absorbed from the environment that they are grown in. Tests in the UK have shown that skunk is constantly becoming heavier and more solid to the touch due to it being weighed down and mixed with other substances. After scientifically testing the drug in the UK, it is now estimated that 90% of the skunk on the streets of the UK has been weighed down with extremely small beads of glass that look like THC crystals. Users are increasingly complaining of tight chests, sore throats and mouth ulcers and I have even heard of one case where a very small piece of glass shot out from a joint into the back of the throat of a user, slicing his throat open and killing him almost immediately.
This evidence comes after the UK initially reclassified the drug from a Class B drug to a Class C drug. This meant that possession of small amounts of the drug was no longer an arrestable offence. However, the UK government have now reclassified the drug back to Class B one again due to it's potency. Despite these risks, the popularity of using cannabis is growing stronger every day and people are choosing to ignore the facts.