Fucking grit weed - dark days indeed and the main reason I took to growing my own.
I remember my mate who moved weight bringing in a sack of "white widow" import, gushing about the crystals on it. We ground some up and built a spliff and afterwards spent ages spinning the grinder on the table top - there were so many silica beads on the table it wouldn't stop rotating. Amazing, we thought, how much crystal is on this shit?!
It wasn't til a year or so down the line that the grit weed hit the news and we realised what we'd been smoking. Neither me nor the dealer pal were happy - he now had to try to get uncontaminated product which meant wet Viet weed and a hard sell to folk that liked the artificial good looks of grit.
Even now I still chew on a sugar leaf when I've bought a new bag just to make sure. I used to have a special grinder just for dealer bud that I could bin if I heard it scrape or it crunched on the bite. Luckily that one time was the only time I got the shit (there's something to be said for dealing with the Viets, they never sprayed around us, just sold the shit so wet it might as well still be in the pot 😂 )
Hope to fuck rumours it's back are just that, but at least we have the net and social media to spread the word to the innocent.
Ganja gu brah