Contaminants in Cannabis

The consequences of the black market of Cannabis have gained more space in the national debate, especially after the famous report directed by the IENEs which emphasized the cutting substances that in Italy and Albania crime uses to increase the effects of its squalid product.

A prohibitive regulation like ours brings with it outcomes that have a strong impact on our health.


With this article we want to inform the reader about contaminants and the various control methods, accessible to all of you.


Cannabis can start to become contaminated as it grows. Many growers use fertilizers and thinners that should not be underestimated. A well-informed grower knows that it is best to stop fertilizer 3 weeks before harvest to give the plant time to eliminate all excess substances and maintain the original flavor and effects, as per genetics. We are talking about the flush, a very important technique that we will talk about this week.


Another way to contaminate cannabis is through the use of substances that increase its weight, increasing the profits of the organization. These include grease, oil, shoe cream, sand, wax, sugar, Brix lacquer, pesticides and fertilizers, lead, mold, glass and talcum powder. The combinations can be endless but all irresponsible and merciless.


Cannabis contaminated with mold under the microscope


Illuminating and educating represent crucial elements of its mission for Cannabis Cura Sicilia.

There are small tricks that, if used, can help you prevent the purchase and consumption of contaminated cannabis.


Pay attention when:

    The inflorescences are heavy
    Cannabis burns like hookah charcoal (automatically) causing sparks
    During combustion it smells like burnt plastic
    The inflorescences are particularly white wrapped in a crystalline substance
    The inflorescences do not dry out despite being exposed to the air


Sugar, salt and other flavored substances can be recognized through a "taste", by placing the tongue on our inflorescence.


Let's analyze the most common contaminants




Inhaling grains of sand can put you at risk of developing silicosis, a type of pneumoconiosis, a serious lung disease capable of seriously damaging them and causing chronic bronchitis. How do we know? Silicosis is very common among those who work with various stones and silicates.





Sweeter cannabis than usual could be a good indicator of a possible sugar infusion. Today there are tests in pharmacies that can help us with certainty to identify this contamination.

Sugar is a common cutting substance and like sand it poses a danger to our lungs as a cause of cancer.


Hair spray


Hairspray is a flammable substance and exposing cannabis users to inhalation of industrial polymers, alcohol and more is a ruthless crime. The sprayed inflorescences become hard and compact with chemical and atypical cannabis odors. Taking sprayed cannabis can be highly carcinogenic.


Pesticides and fertilizers


Many growers make disproportionate and constant use of fungicides and pesticides to fight against insects, red spiders and Thrips. Against all ethics they spread inflorescences containing Pyrethrin, a neurotoxic insecticide capable of seriously damaging the nervous system and which can also cause serious asthmatic symptoms.


We wanted to highlight once again the danger of the illegal status of Cannabis and the related health risks.

In Dab We Trust, being at the forefront of the prevention issue, it offers itself for any clarification or curiosity relating to the various aspects of the cannabis issue.

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