How to Avoid Smoking Harmful Cannabis Buds

How to Avoid Smoking Harmful Cannabis Buds

Smoking bunk buds can cause serious health issues for some weed users. And though the cannabis industry is attracting hundreds of big businesses and small entrepreneurs it is facing some serious cultivation problems at the same time. Fungi, mold, and pesticides are among them. Thankfully, some states require additional pre-sales cannabis testing performed by third parties. However, a significant part of the industry remains unregulated.

According to a recent review, even dispensary-tested weed can contain toxic fungi, such as Aspergilli and Penicillia, that release harmful, infectious mycotoxins. Other recent case reports show that moldy cannabis buds may cause chronic pulmonary aspergillosis, a serious health problem.
Fortunately, states are quickly implementing testing requirements for new marijuana programs. All dispensaries with recreational cannabis are now required to check the products they are carrying. However, bad buds can sometimes still hit the shelves of your favorite dispensary.
Here are three tips on how to avoid consuming harmful cannabis:

  1. Always Flush Your Weed

Flushing weed is the simplest way to decrease the amount of pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, and chemical nutrients that can be present in your pot. Washing buds in clean water can improve your weed’s taste and make it safer.

  1. Search Laboratory-Tested Suppliers

The requirements to cannabis products may vary from state to state. Although most marijuana goods manufacturers put the THC level and other useful data on the packages, specific information on fungal residue, solvents, and pesticides is often missing. These details can usually be found online, as many labs report their testing results on their websites. Spend some time on research and find a trustworthy grower in your state.

  1. Choose Organic Cannabis

Both organic and non-organic weed can develop mildew and mold. However, by buying chemical-free buds, you eliminate the health risks of consuming large amounts of synthetic chemicals.

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