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  Pesticide contamination
Posted by: Linville - 11-04-2018, 05:14 PM - Forum: World News - Replies (1)

Pesticide contamination in cannabis is a big problem: Here’s what you need to know
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(Natural News) As medical marijuana regulations loosen around the nation, more and more people are turning to cannabis for its health benefits. As people find relief from issues ranging from epilepsy to cancer, they might also be inadvertently creating other health problems for themselves thanks to the big problem of pesticide contamination in cannabis.

Because the plant remains illegal at the federal level, some growers are not subject to federal regulation, which means they use whatever chemicals they please to grow commercial marijuana.

 Black market growers often go for the growing methods that offer the highest yield – and greatest profits – without worrying about how dangerous they are to people’s health and that of the environment. As a result, many well-meaning cannabis users can’t be certain what chemicals they are consuming. Some people believe FDA regulation could help eliminate such dangers, but that seems unlikely and the problem looks like it is only going to get worse.

In August, reports emerged that 90 percent of the illegal marijuana farms that were raided in California so far this year tested positive for potentially deadly pesticides that poison wildlife and threaten water supplies; this is six times the figure noted in 2012. 

One pesticide that is commonly used on the plants is so powerful that just a quarter of a teaspoon of it can kill a 300-pound bear
Not only is it dangerous to people and animals directly, but it also seeps into the ground and runs off into rivers and streams, contaminating drinking water and harming marine life.

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Most of the pot grown at these farms heads out of state to places on the East Coast and in the Midwest; it wouldn’t be able to pass the standards set by the state of California for legal marijuana because of the chemicals.

A series of lab tests in Berkeley, California, found that 84 percent of the medical marijuana samples tested contained high amounts of pesticides, shocking researchers at the lab. They found chemical residue of myclobutanil, an ingredient in a pesticide known as Eagle 20, in more than 65 percent of the samples they tested. Used by growers to combat mildew and pests, it turns into a colorless and highly toxic compound known as hydrogen cyanide. It affects the brain, lungs, and cardiovascular system of those who inhale it, and it can even be fatal.

Other states are facing similar problems. A study published in the Journal of Toxicology in 2013 found that as many as 69.5% of pesticide residues remain in cannabis that is smoked, and it goes straight into your bloodstream when you inhale it. This can cause side effects like liver damage, weakened muscles and even cancer.

Watch out for concentrates

If you think you don’t have to worry about this because you don’t smoke your cannabis, think again. This problem is particularly acute in concentrates. A study carried out by the Cannabis Safety Institute determined that concentrates derived from cannabis have ten times the amount of pesticides that the herb itself does. It’s a surprising result when you consider the fact that the process only increases the concentration of beneficial cannabinoids by somewhere between two and five times.

This could be because the processes used for extracting cannabinoids may be concentrating the pesticides more effectively. In addition, contaminated extraction equipment could be causing cross-contamination. This is why it is absolutely essential to look for products from reputable sources that have been tested for pesticides by trusted labs.

These findings drive home a very important point: Just because something is legal does not mean it is safe. If you are using medical marijuana, you need to be very careful about your sources or you could be in for a very unpleasant surprise.
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  Weed psychosis??
Posted by: honstym - 11-04-2018, 12:53 PM - Forum: Medical Marijuana - Replies (4)

Any body suffer from this? When i smoke it sends me in to a bad trip like state. I constantly hallucinate due to substance abuse from a young age. I wish i could enjoy pot as it is amazing smelling, skinning up and the taste. Never mind.

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  Richard Nixons obituary by Hunter S. Thompson
Posted by: G.Elias - 11-03-2018, 01:02 PM - Forum: Political Discussion - Replies (1)

Richard Nixons obituary written by Hunter S. Thompson in 1994 for Rolling stone magazine, wonder what he'd write about Trump ? the mind boggles, heres Nixons obituary then - https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/arc...ok/308699/

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  gamers.. what you playing?
Posted by: honstym - 11-03-2018, 12:27 PM - Forum: The Lounge - Replies (8)

hi guys. im new here so thought id try and see if there are any game lovers like myself. what are you playing? im on the new red dead redemption at the moment.. epic game!! hope to chat with some of you guys soon. bless

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  Hi Ya'll!
Posted by: F.W.D - 11-03-2018, 03:28 AM - Forum: Welcome - Replies (11)

Smile Hello Again Everyone!
 Back after a long absence.

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  Chris Cornell's family sues his doctor
Posted by: Mugen - 11-02-2018, 06:34 PM - Forum: World News - Replies (4)


What do you guys think about this? Doctors of course have responsibility to prescribe thoughtfully, but being the libertarian that I am I believe that everyone is responsible for their own actions, and people need to research and understand the risks of their own medications. Certainly open to debate.

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  Hey there
Posted by: Rsteves470 - 11-02-2018, 05:16 PM - Forum: Welcome - Replies (8)

Hey there.  I signed up a while back, but never properly introduced myself.  I think this is a great community for so many good reasons - mainly people helping other people with valuable information.  I look forward to being part of this community.


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  Tardive dyskenisia (sp)
Posted by: Rattzo - 11-02-2018, 03:32 PM - Forum: Anxiety Depression & Stress - Replies (4)

I just saw a commercial for a med to treat this and it disgusted me. For those who don't know, TD is not a natural condition- it's only contracted as a side effect for antipsychotics like thorazine.
So it's like, you have this crippling side effect from meds we're giving you, let's throw more chemical trash at it to help.

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  B3NZ0 Home Test Kit (Worldwide)
Posted by: quickfix - 11-01-2018, 10:38 PM - Forum: Pill Identification - No Replies

Hi guys, this may be of use.



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  Xanax versus hydroxyzine
Posted by: mxray - 11-01-2018, 01:57 AM - Forum: Anxiety Depression & Stress - Replies (8)

Just went to my primary care Dr and she switched me from my usual alprazom to hydroxzine. She told me that she can’t prescribe that anymore due to it being a schedule 2 drug. I thought why she has been giving it to me for years. I take lexapro and the Xanax helps with the panic attacks. She’s told me this new script will help with the panic attacks What I read was it helps with itching and anxiety and is used for surgery does anybody have any advice on this medication. Thanks 


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