At HIGH TIMES headquarters, we hear just about everything. But not all of it is true. It’s time to set the record straight on a few things!
The Tale: A slice of fresh fruit will keep your stash fresh.
Myth or Fact: MYTH -- But it will promote fresh mold.
However: Use a pot leaf to maintain your bud’s moisture and flavor.
The Tale: It’s a good idea to pee on your plants.
Myth or Fact: MYTH -- Yuck! And you’d smoke it afterwards? While urine does contain nitrogen, your plants will die from undiluted piss.
However: You might try the traditional method of watering your plants.
The Tale: Putting a dead fish at the bottom of your grow hole provides long-term nutrients.
Myth or Fact: FACT -- Rotting fish releases nitrogen and trace elements necessary for healthy roots. Squanto actually taught the Pilgrims this concept.
However: The fish should decompose completely in your grow hole months before planting.
The Tale: Pouring soft drinks on your plants will flavor your buds.
Myth or Fact: MYTH -- Are you serious? That stuff is killing you, so imagine what it will do to your plants!
However: Molasses and certain sugar-based formulas can enhance natural flavors, but Grape Nehi and Mexican “schwag” seeds will not create Purple Kush!
The Tale: Holding a hit in gets you higher.
Myth or Fact: MYTH -- Almost all of the THC is absorbed by your lungs in the first three seconds. After that, the remaining cannabinoids and tars in the weed are all that’s left.
However: You might pass out from lack of oxygen and hit your head on the linoleum. Then you’ll be stoned, but definitely not high!
The Tale: Music enhances the growth of your plants.
Myth or Fact: FACT -- Science has proven through experimentation that plants thrive on music.
However: Bagpipes and the accordion are lethal!
The Tale: A bong will get you higher.
Myth or Fact: MYTH -- A 2000 NORML/MAPS study found that “water pipes filter out more psychoactive THC than they do other tars, thereby requiring users to smoke more to reach their desired effect.”
However: HIGH TIMES researchers are currently in their lab disproving this theory.
The Tale: Ice in your bong will cool your smoke, making it healthier for inhalation.
Myth or Fact: MYTH -- Smoke is smoke, no matter what temperature it is.
However: Ice is harmless. And so are flavored liquids, instead of water. But stay away from smoothies.
The Tale: You can get high off the gunky residue in your pipe.
Myth or Fact: FACT (barely) -- You might catch a mild buzz, but you’re smoking concentrated tar. And concentrated tar is not a dab!
However: When you’re facing dry times, drastic measures are sometimes required.
The Tale: The Founding Fathers got high.
Myth or Fact: MYTH -- They didn’t. But as learned agronomists, they certainly were aware of the psychoactive properties of cannabis sativa.
However: The last three Presidents did get high -- often!