Can we really trust cannabis that we don’t grow ourselves? When you grow your own, you know what’s in it for sure and that it’s not contaminated. The recent Cannabis Act allowed Canadians to purchase cannabis or grow their own plants or both recreational and medical use, and homegrown cannabis is quickly becoming popular around the country. Growing your own cannabis plants is a rewarding process, and it’s typically much more affordable than buying cannabis from a dispensary.
If you want to learn what steps you need to take. You can refer to the article below:
When it comes to the testing of marijuana, it’s like the cosmetics industry. There isn’t much oversight. Even though marijuana testing labs have cropped up to keep tabs on retail marijuana, with each state trying out different regulatory processes, many of these testing labs have been found to lack oversight themselves.
One scientist analyzed a number of marijuana testing labs in Washington and discovered that four labs had gone months without rejecting any of the marijuana they had tested. These perfect results are virtually impossible to achieve without turning a blind eye or tampering with the data. In other words, the labs were simply letting the marijuana slide through the regulatory process, regardless of its contents or contaminants.
An important study published in the journal Clinical Toxicology shows that people who use synthetic cannabinoids (also known as “spice”) actually suffer from impairments compared to those who use normal weed. The study is titled “Differential physiological and behavioural cues observed in individuals smoking botanical marijuana versus synthetic cannabinoid drugs,” and in it, the researchers measured behaviour and performance by reviewing arrest reports from drug recognition experts (DRE) to evaluate arrests for impaired driving.
According to the study:
“16 synthetic cannabinoid and 25 marijuana records met selection criteria; the drivers of these records were arrested for moving violations. Median age for the synthetic cannabinoid group (n = 16, 15 males) was 20 years (IQR 19-23 years). Median age for the marijuana group (n = 25, 21 males) was 20 years (IQR 19-24 years) (p = 0.46). In the synthetic cannabinoid group, 94% (15/16) admitted to using synthetic cannabinoids. In the marijuana group, 96% (24/25) admitted to using marijuana. Blood was available for testing in 96% (24/25) of the marijuana group; 21 of these 24 had quantitative levels of THC (mean + SD = 10.7 + 5 ng/mL) and THC-COOH (mean + SD = 57.8 + 3 ng/mL). Blood was available for testing in 63% (10/16) of the synthetic cannabinoid group, with 80% (8/10) of these positive for synthetic cannabinoids. Those in the synthetic cannabinoid group were more frequently confused (7/16 [44%] vs. 0/25 [0%], p ≤ 0.003) and disoriented (5/16 [31%] vs. 0/25 [0%], p ≤ 0.003), and more frequently had incoherent, slurred speech (10/16 [63%] vs. 3/25 [12%], p = 0.0014) and horizontal gaze nystagmus (8/16 [50%] vs. 3/25 [12%], p = 0.01) than those in the marijuana group.”
So yes, Synthetic weed does exist, it’s out there!
According to a Time Magazine feature, synthetic marijuana is the second most popular drug among teens and young adults, behind pot itself. Most people don’t realize how dangerous synthetic marijuana can be. The synthetic powder is mixed in a lab and shipped to the US, where retailers spray it onto a leaf that can be smoked. It binds to cannabis receptors in your body up to 1,000 times more strongly than real marijuana, as well as producing gripping effects on serotonin and other receptors in your brain.
At the end of the day, again, it’s best to grow your own. Not long ago, Louisiana banned synthetic marijuana because of a health scare. It’s one of many examples, and many people have been hospitalized.
Spice. Black Mamba. K2. MOJO. White Widow. These are all street names for synthetic cannabis (synthetic marijuana or “fake pot”), virtually unheard of five years ago but now sold widely in stores with little fear of prosecution. Introduced in 2009, this synthetic version of cannabis bears little resemblance to natural pot and has dramatically different effects on your body. It is manufactured to produce a “high” similar to marijuana, but instead of high, people are finding themselves on a bad trip to the ICU, permanently brain damaged, or even dead. (source)
Contact us if you want help obtaining your license to grow marijuana legally. We help you with the paper work and connect you with compassionate doctors who are willing to write you the prescription you need.