Yeah, I think I've had that gritweed shit. I thought it was safe enough, just a bit dry and lacking quality. Seems greedy bastards would do anything for a few extra quid- even if it means rippin yer lungs out with glass!
I think I'll stick to the nice fluffy buds from now on. Can't go wrong with orange bud kids! Though I don't condone it. Drugs are bad.
There is a huge influx of tainted weed about. When in doubt do not buy. Soapbar has nothing on the damage this shite can do to you. Permanent damage....and of course there is nothing in the media about it, despite the large amount of people using and the large seizures of contaminated green happening all over teh shop.
If in doubt take a little bit and run along your front teeth with your tongue. If it is gritty (like eating sandwiches at the beach) it is gritted, some will use a filter to try and stop the grit from going in your lungs but that's not effective in all cases. If it leaves your teeth tasting sweet it is sugar sprayed (may also "hiss" a lot when smoked). Those are the easy ones. If it has been sprayed with aluminium oxide (aka sandblasting grit or "etchant") you may not get the gritty mouth, but it will do you serious lung damage (v small particles, think asbestosis!). Look for much darker outer leaves too. If the centre of a bud is wayyy lighter than the darker outer leaves it may be sprayed with sugar or a thin oil based solvent. I've taken product back quite a few times recently and I now test all product as per instructions above. If it passes tests as above fire a teeny bit in a pipe and look for sparking when lit. Sparking indicates contamination from many possible sources, perhaps not deliberate (sprayed with insecticide/fertilizer and not flushed etc) but still a "stay away!" sign - if the ash left is hard, or worse black do not touch!
I've tried that herbal stuff, "Skunk", and for what it is (legal and delivered in 2 days) its pretty good. Certainly a resonable 'alternative' to the defiled and deformed glorious glorious green.