Originally Posted by Lost in a SOG
Peeps are doing this again,, friend of mine picked up a q that looked like a 8 last week.. and it was 100% sprayed in the classic glass bead style
Please god not again, that was a fucked up time for herb smokers, it must of done some right damage to people.
The amount of people I warned who just carried on smoking was crazy, some people just can't help themselves and pretended it wasn't happening.
I was lucky to get a tip from a friend in Germany about a month before it started appearing in my area of the UK (can't remember the year? 2007?).
They basically said the weight won't look right and it crunches in your mouth.
This had come at an unfortunate time for us as our main grower had recently took his own life, and we had to start sourcing elsewhere.
I actually gave up for a while until I knew the source and supply was known, so we knew it wasn't tainted.
I heard all-sorts of stories about where it had originally started, supposedly some Dutch gangs spraying silica on the crop, but who knows?
I'm sure loads of others started doing it once they knew about it, then I was hearing different variations like a sugar spray, that brix plant additive etc etc.
I really hope this is not coming back as it was a really dark time and people's health is at risk.