It’s been a dry summer for much of the United States, leading to an increase in wildfires that can’t easily be fought due to droughts in areas like California. But what happens when a wildfire spreads to a cannabis field? Would the ensuing blaze result in an impressive contact high for anyone in the surrounding area?
Well, there was that one time an Indonesian police force burned a bonfire’s worth of illicit drugs in West Jakarta and the resulting fumes made the locals a little headachey, but did they actually get high, meaning they experienced the psychoactive effects from the activated THC? Live Science wanted to find out the answer, so they did some research into the subject.
The website reached out to Ryan Vandrey, associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University, to determine whether burning cannabis grows can get nearby citizens high. Vandrey cited a study he published in the Drug and Alcohol Dependence journal that examined the effects of secondhand cannabis smoke on a non-consumer.
– Read the entire article at Leafly News.