Hello my lovely readers! It’s Big Mel again! We are going to dive right into it. Remember in our last article, we spoke about having different preferences in regards to what we like to smoke in. This time, we are going to talk about the negatives of those products. We have to get through the bad in order to get to the good (yin and yang vibes you know).
Consumers that use blunt wraps (Games, Backwoods, Entourage, etc) might not even think about all the toxins that are in that wrap. The inner leaf of the blunt wrap, is similar to cigarette rolling paper, except it’s made out of tobacco. The outer leaf is not really a leaf, but more so paper made from tobacco pulp (the more you know.) Cigars and their wrappers are highly toxic, even if you remove the tobacco. The wraps contain high concentrations of cancer causing nitrosamines and other toxins created during the fermentation process may remain. The wraps are also more porous than rolling papers, which results in smoke that has more toxins.
Some of the toxins in the tobacco products are: nicotine, hydrogen cyanide, formaldehyde, lead, ammonia, and more. Blunt smokers may have greater odds of being dependent on tobacco and marijuana and are at risk for smoking-related diseases.
According to the American Lung Association, marijuana smoke contains the same amount of toxins and carcinogens as tobacco smoke.When we smoke marijuana, we tend to inhale and hold the smoke in, which in turn can irritate and damage lungs because we are also holding in those toxins. Crazy, right?
Are There Other Options, Big Mel?
Well my young grasshoppers, there are other alternatives such as edibles, oils (CBD), sprays, papers, hemp wraps (becoming my favorite) and vaping; just take your pick. Just keep in mind, as with all things, to never over indulge.
Stay high, Stay educated, and Stay Lucky! – Big Mel