Moldy Weed

We all come across moldy pot once in a while; sometimes unknowingly. But what exactly is the mold that grows on marijuana, and is it dangerous to your health?

With moldly weed recently in the news because of The King of Pop's pot-stash find at the Neverland Ranch, Spark Report has put together this blog post called "What You Should Know About Mold Issues on Marijuana":

Anyone who has smoked marijuana more than a couple times has most likely inhaled mold spores from marijuana. That may sound alarming, however its important to remember that you are likely to inhale the same or similar mold spores while taking a walk in the park. The most common type of mold, Aspergillus, occurs naturally in almost everything in nature.

Most mold spores will have little effect on people with normal immune systems. If the mold is bad enough to cause problems, effects are usually respiratory breathing problems and flu like symptoms such as coughing, diarrhea and vomiting but can be more severe in people with other health conditions and/or a poor immune systems.

The article includes info on the causes of mold, how to identify it on your weed, and how to prevent or treat it.

There's also this great Bob High comic about molds and mildews from Cannabis Culture Issue #55 (Jun/Jul 2005) that touches on the same subject.

Enjoy, and stop smoking that moldy shit!

Comments

yeah I bought a ten-sack of

yeah I bought a ten-sack of stuff so mouldy recently... like a month or two ago. It smelled spicy like BBQ sauce or kitchen cleaner (that's NOT what it was, trust me, not my first mould) and it was really white, but not uniformly. The guy tried to tell my pal it was white rhino... maybe it used to be...

My point is, you don't really think I was about to throw out $70 worth of weed, do you? :)
(sigh) might as well build up an immunity...

you can get rid of mold

Dont smoke it yet man! learn the information how to extract the mold then do it. that way you'll get high and not sick, then after that break that crook dealers nose!

Don't know the dealer. Like

Don't know the dealer. Like I said, it was my pal he was bs'ing. Thanks for the idea but it's all gone now, I meant ten grams, not ounces. :D

?

yea extract the mold then smoke it that way you get no high but still all the lovely sickens

Thats only if you throw away

Thats only if you throw away the good stuff and keep the mold. There really is a method to get rid of mold. but if you want to keep it the way it is, get sick and puke thats up to you. It makes it more like booze that way.

``greening out`` should be changed to molding out!

I've never "greened out" but I know plenty that have. I bet they were smoking moldy old shit. you got to inspect before you ingest!

Lately I recovered some old

Lately I recovered some old stash of mine.
Some nice outdoor bud that's been kept relatively dry under a huge spruce tree for about 2 years.

Mouldy till the bone though, but still giving off a nice mellowish high.
I consider making THC butter out of it, shouldn't that be doing the trick to rid the spores?

ganja butter would probably

ganja butter would probably do the trick but pressed hash probably would to.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Latest from Jeremiah Vandermeer

Jeremiah Vandermeer
Dec 13 2014
CANNABIS CULTURE - The Trailer Park Boys raised a holy shit tornado in Vancouver last night. Ricky, Julian, Bubbles, Lahey and Randy – and Santa Jesus God – all made it out for a hilarious Christmas show at the Vogue theatre as part of the Dear Santa Claus, Go Fuck Yourself Tour.
Jeremiah Vandermeer
Oct 20 2014
CANNABIS CULTURE - Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada want to legalize marijuana – but they are going to need our help. Liberals For Legalization will strive to help elect Liberal candidates supporting sensible marijuana policies. We will act as advocates for the marijuana community within the party and work to encourage smart and fair laws and regulation guidelines that protect cannabis users.
Jeremiah Vandermeer
Sep 9 2014
CANNABIS CULTURE - It's going to be a good trip. I'm headed to Irun, Spain for Expogrow 2014 and preparing for the long flight by getting highly medicated on grinder kief: Expogrow is a marijuana and hemp trade show that takes place in the small Spanish town of Irun.
Jeremiah Vandermeer
Jul 17 2014
CANNABIS CULTURE - If they aren't afraid of you they just ignore you, right? That means Stephen Harper's Conservative Party must be getting nervous about Marc and Jodie Emery. What else can account for this official Conservative Party of Canada Facebook post and image?
Jeremiah Vandermeer
Jun 28 2014
CANNABIS DAY - The organizers of Cannabis Day need your help. Become a volunteer! Running Canada's largest Cannabis Day event and open-to-all Marijuana Farmers Market takes a lot of work, but it is also a lot of fun. Join our volunteer army and help make Cannabis Day happen! Cannabis Day has grown so much in size that we need as many volunteers as we can gather to help with vendor booth placement, stage setup and coordination, security, first-aid and grounds management.

CannabisCulture

Jeremiah Vandermeer Recommends

David Malmo-Levine, Cannabis Culture
Jun 26 2012
CANNABIS CULTURE - Cannabis Day has grown from a small gathering of enthusiastic potheads in the 1970s into a full-fledged...
Jeremiah Vandermeer, Cannabis Culture
Jun 25 2012
CANNABIS CULTURE - Producers of the acclaimed 2007 marijuana documentary The Union have launched a Kickstarter campaign...

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement