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Contaminated Cannabis

Updated on September 3, 2011

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.


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      sparkster 6 years ago

      Clearly you are a cannabis user, I have nothing against that and you're right to be concerned. Generally, bud weighed down with glass beads can appear hard to the touch, it often appears sugar coated and results in a slight cracking sound when being ground.

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      santos88 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      That is so scary! Is there anyway to tell if what you have is good or bad? Most of what I see is still pretty light is terms of weight so I don't think anything has ever been added to it, but I would still like to be on the safe side.

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      Sparkster Publishing 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Yes, I have heard about that. Very interesting to know. Thanks for commenting somethgblue.

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      somethgblue 6 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      Very interesting, I also believe that skunk or kind bud can be grown with less THC content so that all though it looks good, smells good and taste good it's no more powerful than Nebraska ditch schwag.

      Look into the real reason Weed was outlawed here in the States in 1936 . . . I'll give you a hint or two. The ones behind the legislation were the Steel Industry and Big Oil (JP Morgan & Rothschild) and the one fighting it was Henry Ford.

      It will blow you away, when you learn the truth!