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!

Jeremiah Vandermeer
Jeremiah Vandermeer

Jeremiah Vandermeer is Cannabis Culture Chief of Operations and Editor of Cannabis Culture Magazine & Pot TV.