I don't take drugs apart from mild painkiller occasionally for stiff joints. I am not an advocate of recreational drug use. Too many people doing them are unaware of side effects and how to handle them. …
A long time ago Britain used to sell opium openly. You could get all sorts of drugs and poisons over the counter.
It meant that the erson selling it to you had a minimal interest in you and competitive interests in selling it to you a little cheaper than the next shop.
Quality control is not what it was. That is, it isn't as bad these days as it was. But even so a shop selling poor quality products would soon get a bad name.
That all came to an end when the government decided it was better at doing our thinking for us. As I said, I am no advocate of drug use but Prohibition is as damaging to society as it ever was.
Originally posted by WeedSeed.co.munged:
What is 'Grit Weed'?
Grit Weed is the name given to cannabis buds that have been sand blasted with any number of small materials; usually grit or sand. However this could vary anywhere between finely grained glass to icing sugar. Grit blasted weed can look more appealing if sugar or glass is used, giving the bud the appearance of having a lot more THC on the surface than it really does.
As you can imagine, inhaling tiny particles of glass into your your throat and lungs isn't very healthy. The effects are noticeable after the first spliff. Tightness in your chest, coughing, sore throat, trouble eating food, trouble breathing and mouth ulcers are the most common symptoms.
What is happening about this?
At the moment, nothing.
Doctors will usually diagnose a chest infection or asthma as the cause unless you tell them you suspect grit weed as the culprit.