Smoking laced weed unknowingly is VERY rare because it takes away from profits and causes dealers to lose their customers and good reputation. If weed is laced, it’s most likely for that person’s own personal use or sold at higher price as a “wet” or an “amp” joint. Because weed can be laced with many drugs and even everyday household items, it’s just as important as inspecting for moldy weed.
Look, Taste, and Smell
Your cannabis should look green and smell pungent. When it’s laced with another drug it can smell like harsh chemicals and can have a burning sensation when you inhale. If you shake a bud, not many crystals should fall off, a little is alright as those are probably trichomes. Trichomes are brown to clear in color. Blue or white crystals and the weed is probably laced. In order to get a close look of the weed, I like to use a 420 scope.
Testing for Laced Weed
Using a drug test is the best way to test for weed laced with coke, PCP, meth, heroin, acid, ketamine, ecstasy, or even formaldehyde. Residue drug tests are made to detect the presence of drugs within seconds and can be bought cheaply on Amazon. If you’ve already tried the weed in question you may be able to use a urine drug test but the results won’t be as accurate. Using a residue drug test as a urine drug test, or vice versa, won’t work because chemicals are changed when they are metabolized through your body.
Rules To Prevent Purchasing Laced Weed
- Never buy weed already ground up
- Only buy from a reputable dealer
- When in doubt, throw it out
- Trust your instincts
- It’s ALWAYS better to be safe than sorry
Because of cocaine’s availability, coke laced weed is probably the most popular form of laced weed. Coke is the white powdered form of cocaine and is normally smoked, snorted, or ingested. The texture is close to powdered sugar.
Cocaine smells like ether, gasoline, or the chemical that used to extract the freebase from the mash. This smell can sometimes even be mistaken for weed.
Imagine putting a Tylenol in your mouth and chewing it. This is close to what coke tastes like. It’s a little metallic, bitter, and chemical like taste. However, when smoking or ingesting it, the numbness it causes may make it difficult to taste.
Smoking cocaine laced weed is dangerous because it puts stress on your lungs, heart, and brain. Your muscles tense and your heart will beat faster from constricted blood vessels which can result in a heart attack, stroke or even cardiac arrest.
Immediate Symptoms of Coke Laced Weed
- Unable to fall asleep
- Increased energy
- Trouble concentrating
- Paranoia and compulsive behavior
Crushed glass can be added to weed to make it weigh more, make it look like there are more trichomes than there actually are, or may have gotten there by accident from improperly storing it or shattered grow lights.
Testing for Glass Laced Weed
A good way to test if your weed is laced with glass is to use a CD. Weed, on its own, will not scratch a CD easily. All you have to do is to gently rub a bud on a CD and if it gets scratched your weed is probably laced. Although, if your weed is dry it may still scratch CD.
Phencyclidine, aka PCP or angel dust, can be found in the form of white powder or crystals, capsules, tablets, or liquid. Developed in the 1950s as an intravenous anesthetic, PCP was soon discontinued due to its side effects. PCP has a distinctive bitter chemical taste and can range in color from tan to brown.
In small amounts, it can make you feel detached, distant, and estranged from your surroundings. Friends may notice you staring blankly and blinking often. Smoking PCP laced weed can also cause:
- impaired coordination
- numbness of the extremities
- slurred speech
- aggressive or violent behavior
- a sense of strength and invulnerability
Smoking weed laced with LSD or acid in a pipe won’t cause you start hallucinating or any other effects. This is because it gets destroyed when it gets too hot. However, if you buy pre-rolled joints or blunts the tip may have LSD or acid on it and when you put it in your mouth it will be absorbed into your system.
- Impaired Coordination
Embalming fluid contains formaldehyde which is known to cause cancer. Cannabis may be soaked in formaldehyde in order to make it seem stronger that is actually is but is very dangerous. By itself, formaldehyde is colourless and smells somewhat like pickles.
Similar effects to smoking PCP laced weed.
- Bad headaches
- Increased heart rate
- chest pain
- dry mouth and throat
- severe paranoia
A dealer may coat your buds in powdered laundry detergent in order to make it look like there’s a lot of kief and to make it smell good. If you smoke weed laced with laundry detergent you’ll probably be able to taste it when you inhale and may cause you to get sick.
Testing for Laundry Detergent
To test for laundry detergent, simply mix water with a piece of weed in a small dish or glass and look for suds of soap.
Meth laced weed can smell like cat urine.
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