If you’re concerned that you’ve accidentally bought some laced weed, you’ve come to the right place. Sadly, laced weed isn’t uncommon. You’ll be amazed at the wide range of things some people are prepared to put in weed.
From glass and additives to cocaine and acid, the weed industry has a dark side. As you probably already know, laced weed can be extremely dangerous, therefore, it’s important to know what laced weed is, what weed can be laced with, and what to do if you smoke laced weed.
Today, we’re going to answer all of those questions for you. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about laced weed so that you can steer clear of it. We’ll tell you the key signs that can be used to identify laced weed, what it is, why it is laced, and more.
Let’s get started straight away!
What Is Laced Weed?
We’ll start by telling you exactly what laced weed is. Laced marijuana is a weed-based product that is secretly mixed, contaminated, or combined with other substances. Some dealers contaminate marijuana to rip off their customers, while others do it in an attempt to make the product more potent.
Either way, laced weed isn’t a good thing. It can be incredibly dangerous. Depending on what the weed has been mixed with and how it is consumed, side effects can be extreme.
A user might experience extreme highs, slow breathing, confusion, loss of consciousness, low blood pressure, and a slow heart rate. Some of the substances used to lace weed include glass, cocaine, PCP (Angel Dust), acid, and additives.
Why Do Dealers Lace Weed?
So, considering how dangerous it can be, why do dealers lace weed? Unfortunately, there are multiple answers to this question and none of them are good.
However, before we answer this question, it’s important to note that most dealers won’t lace cannabis with any harmful chemicals or products. Most dealers are trustworthy and transparent. Having said that, you should never let your guard down.
Most dealers will lace cannabis with cheaper and low-quality substances to trick their customers. Lacing weed with things like glass and laundry detergent increases the weight of the drug, making it appear more potent.
The dealer can then sell the marijuana for more money. Some dealers have also been known to lace marijuana with hard drugs in an attempt to get their customers hooked. This addiction will lead to more sales.
Finally, some dealers will simply combine weed with other substances to enhance the drug’s hallucinatory effects.
What Is Weed Laced With?
Now you know what laced weed is and why some dealers do it, let’s take a look at some of the substances marijuana is commonly laced with. We’ve listed the most common substances weed is laced with below!
- PCP (Angel Dust)
- Laundry Detergent
- Food Coloring
These are the most common things used to lace weed. Almost all of them have a negative impact on your marijuana experience. We’ll now look at the main culprits in more detail!
Cocaine Laced Weed
Cocaine is a class-A drug that takes the form of a white powder. It has the texture of powdered sugar. Cocaine usually has a faintly chemical smell and an almost metallic, bitter taste.
It is a hard drug that has powerful side effects that act quickly and last a long time. Weed is typically laced with cocaine to deliver the effects of cocaine and weed in one hit.
As you would expect weed that has been laced with cocaine is dangerous. It can have a negative impact on your heart, lungs, and brain.
Acid Laced Weed
Another cannabis cocktail some dealers throw together is a mix of marijuana and LSD. Unfortunately, detecting acid in your weed isn’t easy. Acid breaks down, meaning it can be almost unidentifiable when mixed with cannabis and smoked.
Therefore, most dealers that lace weed with acid dose the tip of the joint with it instead. Then, when the user smokes the joint, their mouth absorbs the LSD.
PCP Laced Weed
PCP, also known by the name angel dust, has a similar appearance to cocaine. This white powder has a distinct and very harsh chemical taste.
PCP is usually mixed with cannabis or dissolved in a liquid and applied to the tip of a joint. PCP is a powerful hallucinogen so you can expect some quite serious side effects if you smoke it.
Some of the most common side effects include disorientation, dizziness, numbness, and slurred speech.
Glass Laced Weed
As insane as it sounds, there are dealers out there that lace cannabis with glass. Dealers that lace weed with crushed glass usually do so to make the marijuana weigh more, which in turn makes the product seem more potent.
We probably don’t need to go into much detail about how dangerous it can be to smoke weed that contains glass.
Additive Laced Weed
More often than not, dealers that lace weed will prefer to use cheap additives as opposed to expensive hard drugs to lace their product.
Products like soap, fuel, and bug spray are commonly used by some dealers. Additives are used to mask, imitate, or enhance the smell of popular strains. For example, weed is sometimes combined with fuel to imitate popular strains like the Sour Diesel strain.
How Can You Tell If Weed Has Been Laced?
For obvious reasons, you need to know how to tell if your weed has been laced. Unfortunately, this isn’t always easy but there are certain things you can look out for.
Sadly, most people realize that their weed has been laced after smoking it. This is because the most obvious signs lie in taste and side effects. While this can be a quick way to identify any added chemicals or products, we ideally want to know if our weed has been laced before we smoke it.
Therefore, we’ve listed some of the most common things to look out for when trying to identify laced weed below. After that, we’ll show you how to tell if your weed is laced with specific substances.
- Strange odor
- Strange color
- The weed contains too much white powder
- Unusual texture
- Different taste
- Stronger side effects
- Unusual weight
- Strange ingredients (if you use a drug kit)
How To Tell If Weed Has Been Laced With Cocaine
The best way to identify cocaine-laced weed is through appearance. Unlaced weed should only contain a couple of white crystals that have come from its buds. If your weed contains more white powder than usual, this could be a sign that your weed has been laced with cocaine.
If you’ve already smoked your joint, a strong bitter flavor, and powerful side effects are other signs your weed may have been laced.
How To Tell If Weed Has Been Laced With Acid
Unfortunately, there’s very little you can do to identify acid-laced weed before smoking it. The only thing you could do is use a drug kit to see what’s in the joint. Aside from that, the best chance you have is to notice a bitter flavor when you first smoke the joint.
If you experience a bitter flavor, you should stop smoking straight away.
How To Tell If Weed Has Been Laced With PCP
To identify PCP-laced weed, you can use the same methods we discussed when showing you how to spot cocaine-laced marijuana.
Simply examine your weed for white powder. If your joint is loaded with white powder instead of a few crystals, there’s a good chance it has been laced.
How To Tell If Weed Has Been Laced With Glass
If you think your marijuana has been laced with glass, there is a simple test you can do to find out.
Aside from looking for a glistening appearance, you can rub your cannabis against a plastic surface or CD. If your weed has glass in it, the surface will scratch.
How To Tell If Weed Has Been Laced With Additives
The best way to identify any additives in your weed is to use what you already know about them. Additives usually have a strong color and odor. These are two things you can quickly look for to identify any additives.
In this post, we’ve told you everything you need to know about laced weed. We’ve told you what it is, why dealers lace weed, what is used to lace weed, and how to spot laced weed.
Now you’ve made your way through all the information, you should be better equipped to spot and deal with laced weed. You should be able to better check your weed and know when a product isn’t right.
With that being said, always check your joints just to be sure.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’ve smoked laced weed and you start to feel symptoms that make you feel uncomfortable or worried, you should seek medical attention. You can’t die from a cannabis overdose but you can from other drugs mixed with marijuana.
If you want to know exactly what your cannabis joint contains, you can use a drug kit. This will tell you every ingredient found in the product.
Yes, laced weed can kill you. While it is uncommon, it is possible to die from an overdose of weed that has been laced with dangerous drugs like cocaine.
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