Smoking up may really look cool and appealing, but if you were to look at the health effects, it’s always best to stay away.
No matter which side of the debate you are on – whether or not it is good to smoke weed – the fact is, no kind of smoking, or smoking up as they say, can be good (unless of course it is only for a pure medicinal reason, that too suggested by a doctor).
However, if you do find yourself smoking up, for whatever reasons, here are a few signs to spot bad weed from good, so that you don’t harm your health further.
Green Yes, Brown No
The colour of the stuff you’re buying will be one of the first giveaways. Weed that is of good quality will always have a nice green colour and look vibrant and fresh. On the other hand, if what you’re buying is brown, or looks dull and green, it’s most definitely of a bad quality and is most likely old as well. This can stress your lungs and will taste bad too!
What’s The Stink?
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If you can’t catch it by sight, catch it by smell. You can also spot bad weed by the smell, even before you light it up. If it smells musty, artificial or chemicaly, you most likely got yourself something that’s crap. Put a bit on the tip of your tongue. If it tastes like metal, it’s most likely because there’s still a lot of pesticide, or it’s old and has turned moldy. Avoid.
Buy Flowers, Not Stems Or Seeds
If what you’re buying is all stems and seeds, it will still light up, but it is not really advisable to use. If you are using your money to buy, go for the flowers to get the effect you’re looking for.
There Are Health Benefits Too, Doctor Approved
Don’t get us wrong, but when approved by a doctor, marijuana can also have potential health benefits.
- It is sometimes recommended to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy to help ease their pain, nausea and loss of appetite.
- Smoking it may reduce the pressure in the eyeball, which can reduce risk of glaucoma.
- Some patients of epilepsy are prescribed marijuana to help control the seizures.
Please bear in mind that only a certified doctor can guide you on whether or not marijuana can have a health benefit, and if you should use it at all. This is by no means meant to encourage you to smoke up.
While you can most likely spot the signs of bad weed if you take a good look at your stash, stop smoking up if you feel any tightness, pain or discomfort in the chest, as this could be a sign that the weed you are smoking is bad. Make sure to visit a doctor soon to avoid any health complications.
DISCLAIMER: While we have taken steps to check the accuracy of information & practices shared here; it is not a replacement for a doctor’s opinion. it is important to first always check with your own doctor before trying any medication, practice or suggestion from this site.