A study published in the Journal of Botany and Biotechnology states the following in their abstract:
Microbiological contaminants pose a potential threat to cannabis consumers. Bacteria and fungi may cause opportunistic infections in immunocompromized individuals. Even dead organisms may trigger allergies and asthma. Toxins from microbial overloads, such as Shigla toxin and aflatoxins, may pose a problem—unlikely, but possible. The Cannabis plant hosts a robust microbiome; the identification of these organisms is underway. Cannabis bioaccumulates heavy metals in its tissues, so avidly that hemp crops have been used for bioremediation. Heavy metals cause myriad human diseases, so their presence in crops destined for human consumption must be minimized. Pesticide residues in cannabis pose a unique situation among crop plants—the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will not propose pesticides guidelines, because Cannabis is illegal on the federal level. The use of illegal pesticides is a rising crisis, and a breakdown in ethics. Testing for pesticide residues and maximal limits are proposed.
The point is, heavy metal contamination in the world’s soil is an ever growing problem that’s raising a lot of concern in the world of health sciences. It’s a major problem not just with cannabis, but with our food, water and even air.
At the end of the day, you really can’t know what’s been sprayed on your cannabis, what soil it’s been grown in and how it’s been grown unless you do it yourself.
This is why we do what we do, we provide assistance for people who would like to grow their own marijuana, and those who need to grow more than the legal limit.
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