(Since inventing Mile HIGH Cleaner in 2015, Berry has also discovered that it works on other items, including vapes, dab rigs and cannabis trimming tools.) Based on his experience, Berry shared the following do’s and don’ts for cleaning your glass. Keep them in mind the next time you see resin on your pipe or bong! Do clean your bong daily, and your pipes once per week. “It really makes a difference; you can taste the smoke, not the resin,” says Berry, who also warns that water-based paraphernalia can grow mold or attract pests in a matter of days. Berry says his plant-based cleaner is safe to eat, and will not harm you or the environment.
“By adding 10 drops to the bong, resin will not stick to the glass,” says Berry of his product. “The resin actually prefers to stick to the cleaner. Refill with 10 drops, add water and smoke again.” Do discover the real flavor of your smoke through a clean pipe or bong. “Isopropyl alcohol…is by far the most commonly used cleaning substance for bong and pipe cleaning,” says Berry. “It is also listed by eight different government agencies as being toxic,” including the Environmental Protection Agency, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Don’t experiment with anything you wouldn’t consume directly. Acetone-based nail polish remover, for instance, is hazardous. “You chose natural medication in cannabis, so why clean with hazardous chemicals?” says Berry.
Berry says using a cleaner like his costs less than eight cents per day, and should take less than a minute to wash away after each use. This article is brought to you by a cannabis industry sponsor. That old weed in the bottom of your drawer didnвЂ™t go bad, but itвЂ™s probably not as good anymore. As one might expect, the internet hasnвЂ™t quite managed to come to an agreement on whether or not old weed is bad for you, whether it loses potency, or even if decades-old jazz cabbage can get you just as high as it would have back then. And even bonafide science on the effects and uses of the devilвЂ™s lettuce and its active ingredient, THC, is startlingly unreliable. So for anyone who goes through the pockets of their old jeans or finds a crumpled plastic bag from god-knows-when hidden in their sock drawer, an attempt to find reliable advice on whether to pitch or smoke their old stash is like navigating a really relaxing minefield of conflicting information. The good news is that they probably donвЂ™t need to worry about it. The bad news is that unless they happened to store their broccoli under ideal conditions вЂ” in a sealed glass jar stored in a dark, temperature-controlled room вЂ” they probably wonвЂ™t have much fun smoking it. Old weed canвЂ™t spoil like expired milk or cheese вЂ” smoking it wonвЂ™t make you sick. But that also means you canвЂ™t always tell off the bat whether itвЂ™s still any good. One thing to look out for is whether the weed has lost its scent. Pot is a plant, so even if it doesnвЂ™t go bad, it does degrade over time. Good weed smells like weed or, if youвЂ™re in college, that skunk that keeps getting into the crawl space of your dorm. Older weed loses its scent as aromatic terpene oils drop in potency and the THC slowly degrades. On the other hand, if you accidentally left your stash somewhere damp, it may have grown some mold or fungus. If you see little white spots or you smell anything other than weed on your weed, throw it out. Old pot wonвЂ™t hurt you, but mold will make you pretty damn sick. If you baked your pot into some brownies a few months ago and forgot about them in the back of your fridge, you should probably steer clear. ThereвЂ™s nothing special about old weed that you baked into brownies or other food. So as far as getting high goes, you should treat your expired edibles like any other weed, though if itвЂ™s been in your fridge the whole time the THC might not have broken down as rapidly. The only thing to watch out for is if whatever you concocted has gone bad as well. For what itвЂ™s worth, you can avoid this whole mess by just not leaving leftovers. If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve found an old weed stash and are wondering whether smoking it will get you high.
Whether it is old bud that you stashed away for a rainy day or simply forgot about, it’s natural to wonder if the bud has gone bad. While weed doesn’t quite age as well as wine, it doesn’t quite rot like fruits and veggies. The good news is that weed doesn’t come with an expiry date, and if stored correctly, can last for a very long time. However, in the absence of proper storage conditions, it can certainly become less potent, though chances are it won’t spoil. When you buy marijuana, fresh and dried buds are at their maximum level of potency. How you store your buds can have a big impact on their potency and taste over time.
Research has shown that cannabinoids, the chemical compounds present in weed which make you high, can last up to 2 years with proper storage.