Writer’s Notice: This piece was written by a germaphobe.

Neglect concerning the unlawful vapes which can be placing Individuals in early graves, there may be one other severe well being difficulty going down throughout the USA proper now that cannabis customers must be involved about. Name us paranoid, name it propaganda, hell, cease what you’re doing proper now and name the godforsaken CDC.

There’s now proof exhibiting that each one of these communal smoke periods that stoned society has taken half in all of those a long time is admittedly no totally different than if we dragged our tongues throughout the enterprise finish of a rest room seat. All kinds of vile contagions linger on these bongs and bowls that the majority of us go round all willy nilly and so they might fairly probably infect the plenty with a vicious zombie plague that threatens humanity with extinction. Or perhaps we’re simply being overly dramatic.

However that’s to not say we aren’t involved about how these social smoke circles which have turn into so prevalent among the many cannabis scene are setting us up for extra illness. What’s extra is these diseases, such because the widespread chilly and flu, are avoidable if we’d simply train a little bit of warning.

A examine from the oldsters at California-based Moose Labs reveals that marijuana smoking units really include 50% extra micro organism than a rest room seat. Let that sink in for a minute. Contemplating a few of the crappers we’ve come throughout in our time, this statistic is regarding, to say the least.

“An astounding stage of micro organism was discovered on cannabis pipes, vaporizers, and joints; considerably larger than what was initially anticipated,” the examine reads. “In truth, it was tough to discover a impartial object in each day life that was as contaminated as a cannabis pipe.”

Positive, we perceive that not all micro organism is evil and decided to infiltrate the human physique to wreak havoc in such a means that spawns a vicious outbreak not like any we’ve ever seen within the motion pictures. However there isn’t a denying that there are some germs on the market whose solely mission of their disgusting existence is to show folks’s techniques inside out and make them really feel like a heaping pile a canine crap.

And these little critters are hanging onto our pot paraphernalia for expensive life.

Not solely are these tiny beasts gathering because of the folks we share our bongs with, however there may also be harmful micro organism within the weed itself, in our bong water, and, nicely, you’re simply going to need to excuse us a minute whereas we go vomit up a lung. How we’ve all managed to keep away from being quarantined is past us. Marijuana could be safer than quite a lot of issues, however how we eat it simply isn’t.

So it stands to motive that we should do all the pieces in our energy to guard ourselves from these microscopic orgies of destruction. However what can we do to maintain these gnarly varmints from making us sick?

There are a plethora of how to smoke marijuana safely with out exposing your self to foul micro organism.

For starters, simply quit smoking weed with different folks. We reside in a time the place authorized marijuana dispensaries carry quite a lot of pot merchandise designed for private use. This isn’t freaking 1973. There ought to by no means come a time when 10 persons are sitting round a room taking hits off the identical joint, bowl or bong.

Repeat after me, BYOW — carry your individual weed!

The cannabis commerce is at all times speaking about legalizing marijuana like alcohol. Properly, we’ve obtained information for you, of us. Individuals who drink don’t sit round passing a single bottle of Coors Mild to one another till everybody within the room will get a swig. Except they’re in a again alley someplace and determined as hell, everybody normally has their very own bottle as a result of — look forward to it — swapping spit with strangers (and even folks we all know) in pursuit of a buzz is simply gross. Like means past simply working the danger of catching the yacks!

Do you know that smoking weed with different folks can unfold herpes? HERPES. Come on tokers, apart from catching a chilly or the flu extra regularly than most — “Gee, I ponder why I’m sick on a regular basis” — there may be at all times an opportunity that you possibly can find yourself with sores sprouting out of your lips which can be destined to trip it out with you till the bitter finish. Being stoned is fairly nice, however it’s not price risking wanting like a deleted scene from a kind of “Intercourse and You” movies they used to indicate teenagers in well being class.

No means, no how, no, thanks!

Thankfully, there are some choices on the market for these among the many old style who simply flat out refuse to quit smoking weed with others. Moose Labs, god bless them, has created a line of secure smoking equipment that can be utilized to assist stop the unfold of micro organism and illness. They’ve one thing referred to as the MouthPeace, which permits an individual to take a success off a bong with out placing their lips the place others have been earlier than. There are additionally bong condoms that work equally to conventional prophylactics within the sense that they defend the physique from being contaminated with creepy crawlies.

However we’ve by no means seen anybody use these security merchandise earlier than. Possibly that’s simply because most people didn’t notice they existed. Nonetheless, we don’t really feel assured that these smoking attachments are going to save lots of excessive people from all the coughing and wheezing they’ve endured through the years because of this careless conduct. And we’re completely constructive that it’s not going to stop folks from having to elucidate to their important different that it was the bong, not one other particular person, that truly gave them an STD.

Sadly, there may be some progress that must be made with respect to the cannabis scene lately, and it begins with weed connoisseurs being much less Cheech and Chong and extra Howard Hughes.

TELL US, are you terrified of germs in relation to toking with others?