This EZ Test for Bunk Weed has been produced following reports in late 2020 of detected contamination of samples of weed and hashish internationally. Samples of both were analysed and found to contain the synthetic cannabinoid MDMB-4en-PINACA.
The EZ Test for Bunkweed contains 1 ampoule which is opened before adding a small sample of weed. Results will be evident within 5 minutes with a pink/lavender discolouration indicating that the weed is contaminated with synthetic cannabinoids such as MDMB-4en-PINACA. Genuine herbal cannabis does not react to this test.
N.B. The images show the results of a clear test and a positive (discoloured) test for weed/herbal cannabis adulterated with MDMB-4en-PINACA.
- These types of substances can endanger consumers in 2 ways. First, in terms of dosage, such synthetic cannabinoids are most likely to be applied to industrial varieties of hemp by either spraying or soaking in a solution containing this substance. This makes it possible for “pockets” to form, spots that contain extremely high concentrations of this substance. In addition, these synthetic cannabinoids have a different effect from THC and it is unknown how much an average dose is. Does MDMB-4en-PINACA work acutely, does it have a delayed 'creeper' effect, and how long does the effect last? These are all unknown.
- The second consideration is the affinity of such substances for the human THC receptor. Synthetic cannabinoids are research substances developed by scientists in the pharmaceutical industry in order to conduct analyses of the medicinal properties of THC. Synthetic cannabinoids bind to the very same receptors in the brain as THC although this binding is often much more selective and stronger than that of naturally occurring cannabinoids. They press, as it were, much harder on certain buttons in the brain, causing potentially dangerous psychological and physiological side effects.
- The sole reason for this 'treated' cannabis to be sold is for a cynical financial profit motive. Cheap industrial hemp has no psychoactive effect, containing mostly CBD and actually no to very little THC. Normally, it doesn't get consumers high. It will therefore be offered below the regular market price as a cannabis strain that does get you high and sold as a 'bargain'. Visually it is virtually indistinguishable from regular weed, especially if the expertise of customers is not high.