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What If My Weed Has Mold On It?

By June 15, 2018 No Comments

Is Moldy Weed Safe To Smoke?

If you have been smoking weed for a while chances are you have come across some questionable looking buds at one point or another. You might have wondered if it is safe to smoke weed that looks like it has mold on it. I mean you use flames to smoke it so wouldn’t that kill off anything dangerous? The answer unfortunately, is no.

It is not recommended to smoke moldy cannabis. Many kinds of mold spores can be found on marijuana plants and some are actually resistant to fire and the spores don’t die off when you light up. In many cases the risks and symptoms of smoking moldy pot are mild, however, this is not always the case. You are at a much higher risk to endure more severe symptoms if your immune system is already compromised.

The most common side effects are:

  • Headaches
  • Shortness of breath
  • Runny nose
  • Increased coughing

More severe side effects are:

  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Migranes

The most common kinds of mold:

  • Aspergillus a common moldAspergillus
  • Penicillium
  • Rhizopus
  • Mucor
  • Botrytis (bud rot)

What mold looks like:

  • Mold on weed in a jarBlack spots
  • White or grey fuzz
  • Brown or yellow fibers
  • Webbing

In general, if your weed gets moldy it’s better to avoid the health risks and throw it out. The very best way to prevent mold is to keep your bud away from moisture and humidity. Mold grows more easily in warm, moist environments.

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