In this latest photography project that I photographed over the course of few months I focused on very delicate topic, and that is #cannabismold
With increases in licensed cannabis productions, a particular problem has begun to scare the producers: #mold. Cannabis is actually very susceptible to mold, and if not treated and stored properly, it can ruin the entire production and even get your #LP license evoked by Health Canada | Santé Canada
Inhalation of mold is extremely hazardous to your health and smoking moldy cannabis is just as dangerous!
The most typical types of mold that could grow on cannabis (the flower or the leaves) are #Botrytis (aka “bud rot”), #Cladosporium, #Mucor, #Penicillium (yes, where penicillin comes from), and #Rhizopus. The common causes of mold are similar to most plant material: wet conditions, humidity, lack of ventilation, improper storage, moisture, etc.
In a case study report published in 2011 in Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases researchers documented the cases of two patients with chronic pulmonary aspergillosis. In immunocompromised patients and those suffering from cancer, these mold-bourne illnesses can be deadly.