What's Wrong With PGR Weed?
Find out what is wrong with PGR weed! The toxic Plant Growth Regulator chemicals lead growers down the wrong path. Read More!
There are two main ways of growing weed in Australia: the organic and natural and chemical ways with plant growth regulators (PGRs). But how do you know which is the wrong way and which is the right way?
Plant Growth Regulators (PGR) have impacted the Australian and New Zealand cannabis market. These PGR chemicals speed up the growing and flowering time in marijuana plants and also make the bud (flowers) bigger and heavier than their organic counterparts.
This sounds like an exciting innovation with horticulture and cannabis cultivation, but what is really wrong with PGR weed?
The main features of PGR weed that make it the wrong choice for consumers smoking or vaping are:
- Less THC per gram
- Carcinogens that may cause cancer
- May cause liver damage
- May cause infertility
- May damage your lungs
The reason why growers choose to use PGRs is the wrong one, as it risks the buyer’s health. Smoking PGR weed can lead to a variety of health issues.
The black market in Australia and New Zealand is now flooded with PGR marijuana due to its high profitability. Fast-growing and heavier buds mean that each harvest has a higher profit and a larger yield.
Read more about avoiding PGR weed and how to visually tell if you are buying chemical marijuana here!
When more people are educated about PGR weed and how to avoid buying it, the sooner growers in the black market will realise that cultivating marijuana plants with plant growth regulators is the wrong choice!
The most common PGRs used on marijuana in Australia & New Zealand include:
As an example of how PGRs work, the Paclobutrazol has a unique effect on growing cannabis plants; once laced with this PGR chemical, the plant will stop producing THC, forcing the flowers to grow tighter, denser and heavier than usual.
Educate yourself and others about the dangers of PGR weed and how to make them safe and right choice when buying cannabis!
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James is an experienced writer and legal cannabis advocate in Australia. He answers all the questions about business, legalisation and medicinal cannabis.
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