Thursday

How to tell if you're smoking moldy weed, and what to do about it!

Thanks for stopping by the 420 shack, Today we are going to be discussing...
Moldy Marijuana!!

You should never under any circumstances smoke moldy marijuana


How to tell if you have moldy marijuana.
The mold will always be denser than the trichomes, so moldy areas show whiter than normal.

Aspergillus... what is that?

Aspergillus is a fungus, the same fungus which can grow on marijuana plants. The fungus's spores are in the air we breathe, however an individual with a weakened immune status may be susceptible to aspergillus infection.
Aspergillosis is a group of diseases which can result from aspergillus infection and includes invasive aspergillosis, ABPA, CPA and aspergilloma. Some asthma patients with very severe asthma may also be sensitised to fungi like aspergillus.
You can see here that the mold attacked this cannabis plant leaf pretty badly

Can we kill it with FIRE!?

 Well it's not the mold itself but the spores from the mold are the problem to worry about. The spores can survive pretty much anything this side of hard radiation. If by chance you have a very weak immune system or you're immune compromised, when you smoke moldy weed the spores can settle into your lungs and grow large mold balls, which are hard to get rid of and sometimes have to be removed surgically.
(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16227932)

Do not cut off just the moldy part and smoke the rest!!

 Mold is easy to spot!

Even though these pictures are in high resolution, spotting mold in real life is just as easy. People often get worried about smoking moldy weed and think that trichomes are mold.
 TRICHS AREN'T MOLD!
Trichomes are the crystaly resin deposits on the plant leaves. These are often white in color, and when smoking really potent marijuana, the trichomes can be pretty dense and resemble mold.
Mold however, grows ON TOP of trichomes, so If you are unsure if you have mold on your weed look closely for a furry-esque white area that sits both on the plant and on top of the trichomes.

If you don't know what moldy weed looks like by now, then you're crazy!
 Can I cut off the mold and still smoke the weed?

 Hell no!! Remember, it's the spores that float into the air, they will land on other spots of the marijuana. Do yourself and everyone in your smoking circle a favor, and throw away moldy weed.
DON'T MAKE BUTTER WITH IT!
DON'T MAKE HASH OIL WITH IT!
DON'T SMOKE IT!
THROW AWAY MOLDY WEED!
There is no mold on this cali purple strain.

Can we use Fungicides?
If you are growing marijuana and notice you have mold on your cannabis plants, you can use some organic fungicide, I personally recommend Sierra Natural Science Fungicide
SNS 244 Fungicide - 4oz or SNS 244 Fungicide - gallon
which is made from made up of 100% pure Thyme botanical extracts, and is perfectly safe to use on cannabis plants.
So if you think you have mold growing on your marijuana, please compare your marijuana bud to these pictures. It really is simple to spot mold. Even though the health risks are very light, they should still be taken seriously.Remember guys, better safe than sorry!

Hope you enjoyed today's post! If you did please leave a comment!



22 comments:

Isaac said...

Moldy weed sounds so gross

level85nerd said...

eww, would never smoke that!

Beau Thompson said...

Never even thought about it... Actually.

Vapor said...

Ewww!

Blunders From 6 Foot 2 said...

Agreed sounds bad

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Anonymous said...

Wow I seriously had no clue! Is it the same for any kind of mold. What if a baggie got lost in a couch or sumthin, and it dot a lil damp sometime... and you found it and smoked it in desperation? Would that be equally as dangerous as this one type of spore/fungus?

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TheGabe said...

I smoked mouldy weed once; I got absolutely fucking wasted. Sure it tasted like crap but I got so fucked. I was lying on my friend's bed and we were both shaking from head to toe. I had to go sleep in the bathroom till it wore off :p

Anonymous said...

I smoked moldy as fuck weed before and it was one of the best highs u could imagine..

Anonymous said...

Makes me cough like hell

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Anonymous said...

i been smokein since i was a lil kid so im sure one time im sure i have never know what your getting

Anonymous said...

Hi, thank you so much for the post on moldy cannabis. It was very helpful but im still having troubling on identifying if it is a tiny spec of mold or a lot of trichomes together, because i bought champagne kush(which has a ton of crystals) from a dispensary but there a tiny spec that is so small that i cant tell if its just trichomes or mold. and would there be any methods to remove it. i have read about microwave?

Anonymous said...

Aspergillus is everywhere, its in the air we breathe morseso in forests, parks, greenhouses ect.and the bodys defenses disposeof it. you have much much less concern than the writer of this article is willing to risk saying (due to people with lower immune systems ect. who might misuse advice) of course ingesting it concentrated is worse than breathing air but aspergillus thrives on weed and the fact of the matter is youve smoked it before without your knowledge. so youll more than likely be fine in the future. to get rid of the mouldy appearence and taste though I pulled the buds apart real loose and left the bags open in the freezer for half an hour then sealed them up and left them in there. and just got buds out as i needed them. Happy Highs!..

Anonymous said...

Aspergillus is everywhere, its in the air we breathe morseso in forests, parks, greenhouses ect.and the bodys defenses disposeof it. you have much much less concern than the writer of this article is willing to risk saying (due to people with lower immune systems ect. who might misuse advice) of course ingesting it concentrated is worse than breathing air but aspergillus thrives on weed and the fact of the matter is youve smoked it before without your knowledge. so youll more than likely be fine in the future. to get rid of the mouldy appearence and taste though I pulled the buds apart real loose and left the bags open in the freezer for half an hour then sealed them up and left them in there. and just got buds out as i needed them. Happy Highs!..

Anonymous said...

I don't man. I have some shake leaves here that i've been contemplating on smokin for the last 20min. Look kinda moldy in some spots, so I came to this site to read up on it. I still might blaze this sh*t though, true pot head fashion.

Anonymous said...

Great website.. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I've personally probably have smoked so much mold I should be dead right now. I will now look at my bud more closely.

Anonymous said...

So I found some old weed how can i kill the mold?

Anonymous said...

I think I got my hands on some moldy weed from two different stores. Maybe its the humidity in the air right now or maybe both dispensaries buy from the same grower. Anyways I smoked the first bag which wasnt labled then I purchase a second eighth two days later and the shit tastex the same and the morning after I had explosive diarrhea. In conclusion dont smoke moldy weed! And I wish someone will post pics of mold and trichs contrast and compared so we know exactly what mold looks like taste like and makes you feel!

Anonymous said...

Just harvested a great plant, didn't even know a seed had dropped:)I did not cure it well and it is moldy. I was told as long as you use a water pipe and it filters thru the water, I would not have as much mold. It is not a lot of plant, and it tastes awesome, think it is of Kush variety and no seeds. HELP!