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Are Pesticides in Medical or Recreational Cannabis Dangerous?

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posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 11:39 AM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

But growers do not want chemicals on their flowers. If any pesticides are used they are generally all natural and chemical free. I've done a lot of research on this topic once upon a time. Indoor growers biggest threat are spider mites.
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posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 12:12 PM
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originally posted by: BASSPLYR
luckily in los angeles there are several medical dispensaries that not only test each batch as it comes in they post the results. they usualy test for fungus and mold, pesticides and the cannabinoid profile and percentage . the dispensaries that do this have huge following with their clientele base. the ones that don't tend to fall off the map. not sure if its like that in the medical cultures of other cities but in la people ask and discriminate.


That is wonderful! If every state did that, and the people were educated, with medical and recreational, the problem would be solved.


originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

But growers do not want chemicals on their flowers. If any pesticides are used they are generally all natural and chemical free.


I have no doubt that ethical growers or those in it for the long haul, feel that way. But there are many people getting into the business with the first and only concern being the money to be made. They aren't going to be as ethical or concerned about their customers.

You seem to have educated yourself about it and that's good. This is just to bring it to the attention of whose who may not have ever thought about it.

Are You Smoking Pesticides With Your Pot?



Raber noted that within California any use of pesticides on cannabis plants is illegal. However, as cannabis cultivation also remains illegal on the federal level, as well as in California state aside from specified medical grows, there is no oversight in place to regulate what is sprayed on cannabis plants. Further, cannabis growers can’t legally apply to be certified organic when they aren’t using pesticides or other chemicals. Without independent laboratory testing like Raber’s, there is no way to tell whether or not a bud is covered in toxic chemicals.



posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 12:53 PM
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Well, if you're breathing in any kind of smoke, the worst thing it's probably going to do is just make it worse. Pot might (or might not) be technically bad for you if you take the delivery method out of the equation but smoking it is not a good thing, IMO.



posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 12:54 PM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

Most people who use marijuana are used to using marijuana that is unregulated and may come from dubious sources though. Your point may hold true for newer users who are waiting until legalization to partake, but right now most users are VERY familiar with the black market marijuana trade and likely either don't care about the risks or have already taken measures for it.
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posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 12:59 PM
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a reply to: R0CR13

This is true. I was also slightly off on my water remark. ALL marijuana growing uses a lot of water.

How Much Water Does it Take to Grow Cannabis?



posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 10:38 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

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according to

NASA

Aeroponics uses 98% less water that traditional methods

less fertilizer by 60 percent .. pesticide usage by 100 percent

thats the future folks

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