Mycotoxins are toxic secondary metabolites produced by fungus. In basic terms, they are known as fungal poisons. They are naturally occurring toxins produced by certain molds (fungi) and can be found in food and plants. The molds grow on a variety of different crops, including cannabis/hemp, and foodstuffs often under warm and humid conditions.
One popular pesticide that is used in the cannabis industry is pyrethrin. While pyrethrin is approved for use in organic crops against insects, you should exercise care when using it. It can irritate the skin and respiratory tract and is toxic to bees.
Tainted vape cartridges have yet again claimed another victim. A middle-aged man from Oregon has died from a mysterious lung condition after vaping THC oil that he’d bought from a dispensary.
Whether considering the recreational or medical aspects of cannabis, the majority of therapeutic value of the plant comes from cannabinoids and terpenes. These “miracle compounds” that bring alleviation for a wide spectrum of conditions; from depression and gastrointestinal problems to epilepsy and cancerous tumors.
Cannabis produces two molecules, cannflavin A and cannflavin B, that are approximately 30 times more powerful at reducing inflammation than Aspirin.