Article by Travis Cesarone, Cannabis Life Network
The quality of Canada’s legal strains always seems so incredibly poor. The reality is, harsh smoke emanates from cannabis after it has been dosed in different chemicals and chemical sprays. Legal producers often ensure no pests, mites, or mold grows on their crop by using pesticide shortcuts. Substances are left behind that are almost worse than some of the things they are preventing.
What makes it exceptionally troubling is how these cannabis pesticides react with and oxidize other sprays.
Purespray green spray oil 13E
Active Ingredient: Mineral Oil – made by a Suncor Energy business.
This is used to suppress powdery mildew, mites, and aphids.
It is a highly toxic and poisonous substance when ingested in large enough amounts. Mineral oil was deemed safe if used according to label directions, but this conclusion was only for food products and not for something intended to be smoked.
Furthermore, oxidation of mineral oils will produce other acidic components, as well as a sludge comprised of a mix of various polymers.
Doesn’t that just sound so safe!
There is an eerie lack of restriction when combining Puregreen with hydrogen peroxide. Somewhat more reasonably though, there has to be a 10-day buffer between the last application of sulphur and the next use of mineral oil.
Agrotek Vaporized Sulphur
Active ingredient: Sulphur
Highly toxic upon combustion and irritating if swallowed in high doses.
Molten sulphur is vaporized to fog a room filled with plants at any maturity. This is used as a defence against powdery mildew. The crop does have to be DRY during application; yet, no explicit time between last use and harvest is required. A large amount of residual sulphur may be noticeable as it creates a foul odour of rotten eggs. Surprisingly though, this odour is not so pungent from elemental sulphur. The infamous stench is from other, organic variations.
There is a tiny bit of sulphur found in cannabis naturally. This is always below standard detection rates and is ultimately not an alarming health risk. However, the safety of additional sulphur is less certain.