How can I tell if my cannabis is moldy or spoiled?

I’m worried that my cannabis might have gone moldy or spoiled. How can I tell if it’s still safe to smoke?

One answer “How can I tell if my cannabis is moldy or spoiled?

  1. Oh, the dreaded moldy marijuana…it’s a terrifyin’ concept, an’ one that no cannabis enthusiast ever wants to even consider. After all, mold is nasty stuff, and it’s definitely not somethin’ you want to risk smoking! But fear not – by followin’ these simple steps, you should be able to safely tell if your cannabis is safe to consume.

    First of all, sight and smell are your best tools. Examine your weed closely – if it looks discolored, grey or white, or has a powdery or furry coating on it, then you should be able to tell that it’s potentially been compromised by mold. It should also have an odd, musty smell – which, along with a visual inspection, should be enough to tell if there’s any mold contamination.

    If your cannabis does indeed have a suspicious coloring or smell, then the next step is to test it for moisture. Take a small bud of cannabis and squeeze it between your fingers – if it’s still a bit too moist, then you’ve got a higher potential for mold growth. If, however, it’s dry but still pliable, then you’ve got a much lower chance of having mold on your weed.

    Third, you’ll want to give the bud a thump test. Hold the bud in your hand and give it a slight thump against the palm of your other hand. If the bud falls apart, then again, that means it’s likely been compromised by mold. If, however, it stays in one piece, then you can be reasonably sure that there’s no mold present.

    If you’ve done all of these tests and are still unsure whether your weed is safe to smoke, then there is one more option you can consider – the burn test. Take a tiny pinch of the bud and throw it into a flame. If it starts to smoke and burn away, then you’ve got nothing to worry about – but if it just chars and doesn’t smoke, that means there’s potentially mold on it.

    At the end of the day, it’s always better to err on the side of caution. If something looks or smells off, then it’s better to err on the side of caution and just throw it out. It’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to our green friends!

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