Is my weed bad?

So I attended Vacation Bible School today and i overheard two members but one who is a Police Officer said that Marijuana is not natural anymore and that made me think well why not? His first argument was that in the states you never see the plant grown out in the wild. (weak i know but it gets a little better) he says so many chemicals are added now by dealers.
First things first i know that some dealers do add other drugs to their product. but my question is aren’t there chemicals or a chemical that naturally coincide within marijuana ?
Also isn’t every chemical have from the earth therefore rendering them natural?
just need some clarification

June 19, 2013 at 6:48 pm
the hard one (2) (@godbait) 9 years, 1 month ago ago

well its not like its as bad as how dealers add whatever they want to mdma, meth and what not. but im not sure its really a good thing that were tampering with the plant so much and making the thc content go higher and higher. most people first thought, ( thc gets you high, so more thc is good.) but im on the fence about that im not sure it is good, i think we smoke too much weed with too much thc and it will definitely have some cons what they are im not totally sure im no chemist or neurologist, but i can see it causing, psychosis, dependency, and frankly in my opinion i see it causing immaturity in alot not saying its the plants fault completely but a combination of environment, and thought behavior. i also think it can enable maturity but most people dont seem to manifest that in contrast, this is just my observation so far of course theres still so much more to learn

Matt (82) (@zentripper) 9 years, 1 month ago ago

Yes, the marijuana plant produces chemicals called cannabanoids, the most prominent ones are THC (head high), and CBD (body high). Weed today is more potent than it was 20/30 years ago because of better growing techniques and superstrain breeding and whatnot. That’s probably what he meant, he’s just ignorant due to all the drug war propaganda. It’s pretty sad that police are that misinformed when they throw people in jail for using a substance they don’t even know the truth about. I’ve never personally heard of anyone getting laced weed, it just doesn’t make sense. Why would a dealer spend more money to put extra drugs in your bud, then sell it to you for the same price? Oh and I’ve heard of strains of outdoor grown bud, another piece of misinformation. And yes all chemicals are natural. I personally think of weed as more natural than say spice or K2, because it is produced by a plant and not synthetically by people, but it’s really a pointless debate.
I wouldn’t worry, I’m sure your weed’s fine. Happy toking.

Ray Butler (1,423)M (@trek79) 9 years, 1 month ago ago

@Man-of-the-Future, First of all; there is a difference between natural and man made, the raw materials are obviously natural but they are processed into purified products.

An example is that Uranium is naturally occurring but we refine it into Plutonium. Or Opium is a naturally occurring plant but is purified into Heroine or Morphine, etc.

Your cop friend is right, generally marijuana is grown hydroponically these days. This is an accelerated process that needs growth and bloom hormones, chemicals and nutrients.

As a former hydro marijuana grower I know that once they are ready for harvest you are supposed to flush all the hormones and chemicals out, this is done by running just nutrient water through them for about a week.

The problem is that this is another week that you are at risk of being busted and there is not much plant growth in this time. Another thing is that customers get an extra rush from the chemicals and hormones.

So because it is illegal it is smarter to skip this vital part of production. The chemicals and hormones may give it extra kick but they are devastating on your body.

Matt (82) (@zentripper) 9 years, 1 month ago ago

@trek79, Damn, I never knew that about growing hydroponically. Have any resources I could read about the chemicals and shit?

Alex (551) (@hollowinfinity) 9 years, 1 month ago ago

Probably something to consider but not stress over.
Is this any similar to people eating GMOs??

I love outdoor bud. It doesn’t compare to anything else. Good thing I live up in the mountains. :)

Ray Butler (1,423)M (@trek79) 9 years, 1 month ago ago

@zentripper, Not really but look up “growth and bloom” hydroponic chemicals and hormones, I’m sure something will come up.

DaFunks (366)M (@Dafunks) 9 years, 1 month ago ago

Drug dealers want to keep customers. They also want to spend as little extra as they can. So why would they add things to it that will cost them money? Also, what is the need to add crap to it?

I can see why people do with MDMA and other powder drugs. But this?

He is just filling your head with bullshit. He prob thinks people going to a bible study/school are much more susceptible to this.

Ray Butler (1,423)M (@trek79) 9 years, 1 month ago ago

@Man-of-the-Future, Although I agree with the cop, we probably have different conclusions.

He’d obviously want to stop people using it, and although I agree that people can execute self control and not use it, or make sure it doesn’t become a destructive dependency, I have a different approach.

If it is legal then it can be regulated, it can be produced to minimise health issues that may come from not taking required time in its preparation.

The cost would be reduced, I’m sure the government would slap huge taxes on it but even still, the price would be significantly lower otherwise people would just keep buying the black market stuff.

The issue authority has with it is that people become less consumer minded when stoned, they may want food but otherwise they do not buy up big.

Our society hinges on us buying up all kinds of useless crap, when people are stoned they just don’t do that because they are not interested in lame shit AND they have already spent their money on pot and intend to spend more on it.

So it is really the production side of society that suffers from pot, they would argue that less consumerism would ruin the economy and we would all slide into poverty, but I think less of this non sustainable consumerism the better.

Pot is a sustainable resource and creates content in people, reduces consumeristic drive, I am FOR legalising it.

Joshua (13) (@captaincthulhu) 9 years, 1 month ago ago

one of the reasons i love living in the okanagan

Filip (2,818)M (@filipek) 9 years, 1 month ago ago

@Man-of-the-Future, There has been a time here that I have heard about pieces of glass and other shit inside the weed and hash. It is quite disturbing but on the other hand, every day we eat food that is poisoned with all kinds of shit. I do not know from which country you are though, so cannot say anything useful about specifics.

Heed them, HEthen (91) (@heedthem) 9 years, 1 month ago ago

@Man-of-the-Future, I mean idk about chemicals, but you can add other nutrients and shit to the soil to make it taste like mango or be more blue, etc.

I know in Cali and places like that, they have “organic” weed options in dispensaries sometimes, so I’m sure it’s not super “natural”. Who knows.

Stealf (124) (@stealf) 9 years, 1 month ago ago

I had like.. a whole paged typed up and accidentally closed it out. But what I was attempting to get at is that, since medical marijuana started being entertained, I feel its been harmful to my health.

Anonymous (328) (@) 9 years, 1 month ago ago

@Man-of-the-Future, Smoking in general is bad. Then again what isn’t. The best way to find out is to try, it’s only weed after all.

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