Author’s Note: This piece was written by a germaphobe.

Neglect about the illegal vapes that are placing Americans in early graves, there is a further significant well being problem taking location across the United States correct now that cannabis customers ought to be concerned about. Contact us paranoid, get in touch with it propaganda, hell, quit what you are undertaking correct now and get in touch with the godforsaken CDC.

There is now proof displaying that all of these communal smoke sessions that stoned society has taken element in all of these decades is seriously no distinctive than if we dragged our tongues across the enterprise finish of a toilet seat. All sorts of vile contagions linger on these bongs and bowls that most of us pass about all willy nilly and they could really possibly infect the masses with a vicious zombie plague that threatens humanity with extinction. Or perhaps we’re just becoming overly dramatic.

But that is not to say we are not concerned about how these social smoke circles that have develop into so prevalent amongst the cannabis scene are setting us up for additional sickness. What’s additional is these illnesses, such as the prevalent cold and flu, are avoidable if we’d just exercising a bit of caution.

A study from the people at California-primarily based Moose Labs shows that marijuana smoking devices in fact include 50% additional bacteria than a toilet seat. Let that sink in for a minute. Thinking of some of the crappers we’ve come across in our time, this statistic is regarding, to say the least.

“An astounding level of bacteria was identified on cannabis pipes, vaporizers, and joints considerably greater than what was initially anticipated,” the study reads. “In truth, it was challenging to obtain a neutral object in each day life that was as contaminated as a cannabis pipe.”

Positive, we have an understanding of that not all bacteria is evil and determined to infiltrate the human physique to wreak havoc in such a way that spawns a vicious outbreak in contrast to any we’ve ever noticed in the motion pictures. But there is no denying that there are some germs out there whose only mission in their disgusting existence is to turn people’s systems inside out and make them really feel like a heaping pile a dog crap.

And these small critters are hanging onto our pot paraphernalia for dear life.

Not only are these tiny beasts gathering as a outcome of the people today we share our bongs with, but there can also be risky bacteria in the weed itself, in our bong water, and, properly, you are just going to have to excuse us a minute when we go vomit up a lung. How we’ve all managed to prevent becoming quarantined is beyond us. Marijuana could possibly be safer than a lot of points, but how we consume it just is not.

So it stands to explanation that we will have to do every little thing in our energy to safeguard ourselves from these microscopic orgies of destruction. But what can we do to preserve these gnarly varmints from creating us ill?

There are a plethora of approaches to smoke marijuana safely with no exposing oneself to foul bacteria.

For starters, just quit smoking weed with other people today. We reside in a time exactly where legal marijuana dispensaries carry a selection of pot solutions made for private use. This is not freaking 1973. There ought to in no way come a time when 10 people today are sitting about a space taking hits off the very same joint, bowl or bong.

Repeat soon after me, BYOW — bring your personal weed!

The cannabis trade is often speaking about legalizing marijuana like alcohol. Nicely, we’ve got news for you, people. Folks who drink do not sit about passing a single bottle of Coors Light to every other till every person in the space gets a swig. Unless they are in a back alley someplace and desperate as hell, every person normally has their personal bottle since — wait for it — swapping spit with strangers (and even people today we know) in pursuit of a buzz is just gross. Like way beyond just operating the danger of catching the yacks!

Did you know that smoking weed with other people today can spread herpes? HERPES. Come on tokers, aside from catching a cold or the flu additional regularly than most — “Gee, I wonder why I’m sick all the time” — there is often a opportunity that you could finish up with sores sprouting from your lips that are destined to ride it out with you till the bitter finish. Becoming stoned is quite terrific, but it is not worth risking seeking like a deleted scene from a single of these “Sex and You” videos they utilized to show teens in well being class.

No way, no how, no, thank you!

Luckily, there are some solutions out there for these amongst the old college who just flat out refuse to quit smoking weed with other individuals. Moose Labs, god bless them, has designed a line of secure smoking accessories that can be utilized to aid avoid the spread of bacteria and illness. They have one thing referred to as the MouthPeace, which enables a individual to take a hit off a bong with no placing their lips exactly where other individuals have been prior to. There are also bong condoms that operate similarly to standard prophylactics in the sense that they safeguard the physique from becoming infected with creepy crawlies.

But we’ve in no way noticed any individual use these security solutions prior to. Perhaps that is just since most people didn’t comprehend they existed. Nonetheless, we do not really feel confident that these smoking attachments are going to save higher humans from all of the coughing and wheezing they have endured more than the years due to this careless behavior. And we’re certainly optimistic that it is not going to avoid people today from getting to clarify to their considerable other that it was the bong, not a further individual, that in fact gave them an STD.

Regrettably, there is some progress that desires to be created with respect to the cannabis scene these days, and it begins with weed connoisseurs becoming significantly less Cheech and Chong and additional Howard Hughes.

Inform US, are you scared of germs when it comes to toking with other individuals?