Author’s Note: This piece was written by a germaphobe.
Overlook about the illegal vapes that are placing Americans in early graves, there is a different significant well being problem taking location across the United States correct now that cannabis customers should really be concerned about. Contact us paranoid, contact it propaganda, hell, cease what you are carrying out correct now and contact the godforsaken CDC.
There is now proof displaying that all of these communal smoke sessions that stoned society has taken aspect in all of these decades is actually no distinct than if we dragged our tongues across the enterprise finish of a toilet seat. All sorts of vile contagions linger on these bongs and bowls that most of us pass about all willy nilly and they could really possibly infect the masses with a vicious zombie plague that threatens humanity with extinction. Or perhaps we’re just getting overly dramatic.
But that is not to say we are not concerned about how these social smoke circles that have turn into so prevalent amongst the cannabis scene are setting us up for extra sickness. What’s extra is these illnesses, such as the prevalent cold and flu, are avoidable if we’d just physical exercise a bit of caution.
A study from the people at California-primarily based Moose Labs shows that marijuana smoking devices in fact include 50% extra bacteria than a toilet seat. Let that sink in for a minute. Taking into consideration some of the crappers we’ve come across in our time, this statistic is regarding, to say the least.
“An astounding level of bacteria was located on cannabis pipes, vaporizers, and joints drastically greater than what was initially anticipated,” the study reads. “In truth, it was hard to obtain a neutral object in everyday life that was as contaminated as a cannabis pipe.”
Positive, we realize that not all bacteria is evil and determined to infiltrate the human physique to wreak havoc in such a way that spawns a vicious outbreak in contrast to any we’ve ever observed in the films. But there is no denying that there are some germs out there whose only mission in their disgusting existence is to turn people’s systems inside out and make them really feel like a heaping pile a dog crap.
And these tiny critters are hanging onto our pot paraphernalia for dear life.
Not only are these tiny beasts gathering as a outcome of the persons we share our bongs with, but there can also be risky bacteria in the weed itself, in our bong water, and, effectively, you are just going to have to excuse us a minute when we go vomit up a lung. How we’ve all managed to stay clear of getting quarantined is beyond us. Marijuana may be safer than a lot of issues, but how we consume it just is not.
So it stands to explanation that we will have to do almost everything in our energy to defend ourselves from these microscopic orgies of destruction. But what can we do to preserve these gnarly varmints from producing us ill?
There are a plethora of techniques to smoke marijuana safely devoid of exposing oneself to foul bacteria.
For starters, just cease smoking weed with other persons. We reside in a time exactly where legal marijuana dispensaries carry a selection of pot items developed for individual use. This is not freaking 1973. There should really by no means come a time when 10 persons are sitting about a space taking hits off the similar joint, bowl or bong.
Repeat following me, BYOW — bring your personal weed!
The cannabis trade is normally speaking about legalizing marijuana like alcohol. Properly, we’ve got news for you, people. People today who drink do not sit about passing a single bottle of Coors Light to every single other till every person in the space gets a swig. Unless they are in a back alley someplace and desperate as hell, every person typically has their personal bottle for the reason that — wait for it — swapping spit with strangers (and even persons we know) in pursuit of a buzz is just gross. Like way beyond just operating the danger of catching the yacks!
Did you know that smoking weed with other persons can spread herpes? HERPES. Come on tokers, aside from catching a cold or the flu extra often than most — “Gee, I wonder why I’m sick all the time” — there is normally a likelihood that you could finish up with sores sprouting from your lips that are destined to ride it out with you till the bitter finish. Getting stoned is fairly terrific, but it is not worth risking seeking like a deleted scene from 1 of these “Sex and You” videos they applied to show teens in well being class.
No way, no how, no, thank you!
Luckily, there are some alternatives out there for these amongst the old college who just flat out refuse to cease smoking weed with other individuals. Moose Labs, god bless them, has designed a line of secure smoking accessories that can be applied to assistance avoid the spread of bacteria and illness. They have one thing named the MouthPeace, which permits a individual to take a hit off a bong devoid of placing their lips exactly where other individuals have been ahead of. There are also bong condoms that operate similarly to standard prophylactics in the sense that they defend the physique from getting infected with creepy crawlies.
But we’ve by no means observed anybody use these security items ahead of. Possibly that is just for the reason that most people didn’t comprehend they existed. Nonetheless, we do not really feel confident that these smoking attachments are going to save higher humans from all of the coughing and wheezing they have endured more than the years due to this careless behavior. And we’re certainly constructive that it is not going to avoid persons from obtaining to clarify to their considerable other that it was the bong, not a different individual, that in fact gave them an STD.
Regrettably, there is some progress that wants to be created with respect to the cannabis scene these days, and it begins with weed connoisseurs getting much less Cheech and Chong and extra Howard Hughes.
Inform US, are you scared of germs when it comes to toking with other individuals?