The article discusses a recent study from Moose Labs. Researchers say that the average cannabis smoking device contains nearly 50 percent more bacteria than a public toilet seat and 90 percent more than a garbage dumpster.
The study shows that the average cannabis pipe contains 1304 percent more bacteria than a dog food bowl, 530 percent more than a cell phone screen and 92 percent more than an ATM keypad.
To be honest, we’ve been shocked to see that the items we touch daily are mostly spic and span compared to the pipes and bongs we use to get high.
An astounding level of bacteria was found on cannabis pipes, vaporizers, and joints; significantly higher than what was initially expected. In fact, it was difficult to find a neutral object in daily life that was as contaminated as a cannabis pipe.
As you all know, there was a time when weed was not as popular as it is now. Therefore it wasn’t as widely available as it is today.
If there was a joint or a bong being passed around and you wanted to puff puff, there was no other option but to jump inside the circle and swap spit with a bunch of people that could have had leprosy for all you know. These days, there’s not a week going by without any new products popping up that ensure that we never have to take a hit after another smoker again.
But apparently, these products are not stopping us from sharing our joints, bowls, pipes, vaporizers or whatever. I mean, sharing is caring, right?
The study also finds that very few cannabis consumers are even taking safeguards to keep cooties from jumping inside their bodies to wreak havoc. According to the researchers, only 5 percent of the cannabis smokers used an alcohol wipe before hitting a smoking device.
Considering you can spread your herpes by smoking weed with other people, you’d think that more of high society would want to protect themselves but most just don’t care at all.
Researchers at Moose Labs said that while it is impossible for us to escape all of the despicable bacteria that’s around us, cannabis users possess a special brand of “I don’t give a fuck.”
They really just don’t seem to care if their consumption habits make them sick.
While it is true that bacteria is all around us, most people tend to take preventative measures to avoid intentional contamination. Cannabis users seem to completely disregard common-sense health and safety practices when it comes to consuming cannabis both in public and privately at home,
the study authors concluded.