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How To Get Rid Of Spider Mites On Houseplants, For Good!

Spider mites look like tiny white spiders that create webs on houseplants, and they are extremely destructive pests. It can be difficult, but don’t worry, you can get rid of spider mites on indoor plants, and eliminate them FOR GOOD!

There’s nothing more frustrating than finding a spider mite infestation on one of your beloved indoor plants.

They are one of the most destructive plant pests there is, so it’s super important to get rid of them as quickly as possible.

But the good news is that, when it comes to getting rid of bugs on houseplants, these guys are pretty easy to control.

Simply follow the natural spider mite treatment methods below, and you’ll be able to eradicate this annoying pest, for good!

Here’s what you’ll find in this guide for getting rid of spider mites on houseplants…

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What Are Spider Mites?

Spider mites are tiny bugs that can attack many different types of plants, and can be a major problem on indoor plants. Often times they look like tiny white spiders on plants, but can also appear to be tan, red or black.

They create telltale spider webs on houseplants, which they use for protection and to crawl around on. Since they are so small, spider mites aren’t noticeable until their population explodes.

You’ll likely notice the webbing on plants first, and then see the mites when you take a closer look. It will look like there are tiny spiders crawling all over your plant.

Spider mites thrive in warm, dry conditions and can become a major problem during the winter, when your dry house becomes the perfect breeding ground for them.

If you see small bugs crawling around in your houseplant soil rather than on the leaves, then you might have fungus gnats instead of spider mites. Here’s how to get rid of fungus gnats in houseplants soil.

Otherwise, if the bugs are crawling around on the plant leaves, and you see spider webs on houseplants, then keep reading…

Spider mites look like tiny white spiders on plants

Indoor Plant Mites Identification

Spider mites are easy to identify, and finding spider webs on plants is a dead giveaway.

They tend to start their webs on the underside of leaves and at the leaf joints, so that’s why they usually go unnoticed for so long.

They are sneaky little suckers. Like I mentioned above, they are difficult to see, and usually by the time you discover them on a houseplant, it’s already been heavily damaged.

You might notice the whites spider web on plants first, or the plant leaves may just look dusty. From a distance, the houseplant might look like it isn’t getting enough water and the leaves are drying out.

If you notice any of these, take a closer look. Hold the plant up to the light and look under the leaves. It may take a minute, but you should be able to see the tiny mites moving around on the fine webbing.

Spider Mites Webbing and Bugs

Spider Mite Life Cycle

Spider mites multiply very quickly and, in the right conditions, can double their population every couple of weeks.

Spider mites become fully grown about a week after they hatch. It only takes a few weeks for an adult female to lay hundreds of eggs, and for those eggs to start to hatch.

The end result is in an exponential growth in their population over a very short amount of time.

Since the eggs are invisible to the naked eye, and the adults are minuscule, most people don’t discover spider mites on their houseplants until after the population has exploded.

Webs and spider mites on houseplants

Where Do Spider Mites Come From

The tricky part about mites is that they can come from anywhere, and you’ll probably never know where they came from in the first place.

But, here are several common places where spider mites can come from…

  • Buying a new plant that has mites
  • Repotting plants with unsterile potting soil
  • Moving your plants outside for the summer
  • Flowers and vegetables brought in from your yard and garden
  • Since they’re so small, they could easily come in through the screens of open doors and windows

Spider Mite Damage On Houseplants

Spider mites are one of the most destructive houseplant pests. They can heavily damage or even kill a houseplant in a very short period of time.

They suck the sap out of the leaves making them look discolored, speckled, curled under, dried or shriveled up.

The infested leaves will shrivel up and die, and usually fall from the plant, which will ultimately kill the houseplant.

Spider mites can kill indoor plants pretty quickly, so it’s important to take fast action to get rid of them as fast as possible.

Spider webs on plants is a sign of spider mites

How To Get Rid Of Spider Mites On Houseplants

Once you discover the infestation, it’s super important to begin spider mite treatment immediately, before they spread to the rest of your collection.

The first thing you should do is to quarantine the infested plant and inspect all surrounding houseplants for mites. You want to contain the problem immediately.

There are chemical pesticides that are specifically designed for mites. But spider mites may develop resistance to them in a short time.

So, I don’t recommend them (plus these types of chemicals are toxic to humans and pets, so I wouldn’t recommend using them anyway).

It’s best to use safer pest control methods and products to get rid of mites on houseplants. You can learn more about natural pest control for your houseplants here.

Below you’ll find the best methods that will work for treating a spider mite infestation on your houseplants…

Spider mites on indoor plants

Spider Mite Treatment For Indoor Plants

The best way to avoid heavy spider mite damage to your houseplants is to start treating the plant as soon as you discover the pests.

As soon as I notice the spider webs on any of my plants, I bring the plant to the sink or bathtub.

Then I wash the leaves with my homemade insecticide soap, and rinse the leaves well to wash away as many of the dead mites as I can.

After cleaning the leaves, I use a variety of home remedies for spider mites, and all of them are very effective for controlling plant mites indoors.

Keep in mind that pesticide sprays, even organic ones, can damage sensitive plants, so it’s best to test it on a few leaves before spraying the entire plant.

Also, be sure to focus your sprays on the undersides of the leaves, this is where spider mites lay their eggs.

Spider Mite Insecticide Soap

To kill mites on plants, use an organic insecticidal soap, or mix a solution of my homemade spider mite insecticide soap (recipe below).

My homemade spider mite insecticide soap recipe:

  • 1 tsp of mild liquid soap
  • 1 liter tepid water

Mix the ingredients in a spray bottle and then spray directly the leaves of your houseplant. This homemade spider mite killer is great for getting rid of the bugs right away.

Homemade spider mite insecticide spray

Use Neem Oil For Spider Mites

Neem oil is very effective to control spider mite infestations long term, and also works for pest prevention as well.

I like to buy neem oil concentrate, and make my own spray for mites on plants using the recipe below.

While neem oil does kill bugs, it can take some time to get rid of spider mites, so I use it after washing the leaves and spraying the plant with insecticidal soap first.

A pre-mixed horticultural oil or hot pepper wax spray also work very well for controlling spider mites on houseplants by repelling them.

My homemade neem oil spider mites spray recipe:

  • 1 1/2 tsp of pure neem oil concentrate
  • 1 tsp of mild liquid soap
  • 1 liter of tepid water

Use neem oil for controlling spider mites indoors

Keep Humidity Levels High

Since spider mites thrive in dry conditions, keeping the air around your plants humid is one of the best spider mite pest prevention methods. Ensuring your plants are properly watered is important to keep them well hydrated.

Misting houseplants regularly helps to prevent spider mites. You could also try leaving a container of water near the plant, or use a humidifier to help keep the humidity up around your plants.

If it’s really dry in your house, then I recommend getting an inexpensive indoor humidity monitor so you can be sure the air around your houseplants isn’t too dry.

Getting rid of mites on plants by misting them

In addition to washing and spraying the plant, you can trim off heavily infested leaves and throw them into the garbage to get rid of even more of the spider mites and eggs.

Be sure to throw the infested leaves into the garbage outside of your house! Don’t prune all of the leaves from your plant though.

How To Prevent Spider Mites From Ever Coming Back

Keeping your plants healthy, and maintaining adequate soil moisture are two of the best ways to prevent spider mites on indoor plants.

A soil moisture gauge is a great tool to use to figure out how moist the soil is, and ensure you’re watering your plants properly.

Here are a few other tips for getting rid of spider mites for good…

  • Mist sensitive houseplants regularly, and keep the humidity level high around the plant
  • Use neem oil as a preventative spray or as a leaf polish to keep your plants leaves clean
  • If you move your plants outdoors for the summer, be sure to debug all of your houseplants before bringing them back indoors

They key to getting rid of spider mites for good is good houseplant care habits, and keeping your houseplants healthy. Healthy houseplants are the best way to prevent recurring problems with spider mites and other houseplant pests. Also make sure you check your houseplants on a regular basis for any signs of problems.

If you’re sick of battling bugs on houseplants, then my Houseplant Pest Control eBook is for you! This eBook is jam-packed with information about how to get rid of bugs on indoor plants, using organic pest control methods. It shows you how to identify common pests, and how to prevent recurring infestations so you can debug your houseplants for good. Download your copy today!

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Share your tips for how to get rid of spider mites indoors in the comments below.

About Amy Andrychowicz

I live and garden in Minneapolis, MN (zone 4b). My green thumb comes from my parents, and I’ve been gardening most of my life. I’m a passionate gardener who loves growing everything from vegetables, herbs, and flowers to succulents, tropicals, and houseplants – you name, I’ve grown it! Read More.

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Darlene Borcherding says

We have recently brought our huge Boston ferns back inside for the winter. Are they likely to get red spider mites from our forced air heat registers? One of them is about 4 ft. away from one. We’ll place bowls of water near them, of course. Should we spray them with neem oil altho we don’t see any bugs yet? Thank you so much!

Amy Andrychowicz says

If they have had problems with spider mites in the past, then I would spray them regularly as a preventive treatment. Otherwise, I would just keep a close eye on them to watch for bugs, and treat them if any show up.

Brandi Washington says

Great article. Thank you so much for this. Would it be a good idea to leave a jar of water near the plant for the entire winter?

Amy Andrychowicz says

You sure could give it a try, it will help to add a bit more humidity in the air to keep the spider mites at bay. But if that’s not enough, then misting or running a humidifier might work better for you.

Thank you so much for this page, i found my Areca palm infested with webs sooooo gross. I was so worried I bathed my palm twice with the soap and water mixture. Literally wiped every leaf twice over.

I ordered neem oil which is harder to find than thought. SO just to be clear soapy water spray is good for right now while the mites may still be around, so continue that for how long? and then add neem oil solution once every few weeks? Sorry if this was already asked. Thank you in advanced.

Amy Andrychowicz says

You’re welcome. Sorry to hear your plant is infested with spider mites! That is never fun. You can stop using the insecticidal spray once you start using neem oil. Yes, then spray the neem oil every few weeks. Here’s an article that talks about exactly how to use it… How To Use Neem Oil Insecticide On Houseplants. Good luck!

Vallye Chandler says

I have spider mites on my tomato plants. After I wash the plants well with the soap and water is it safe to use the need oil on the tomato plants, or just continue with the soap and water?

Amy Andrychowicz says

Bummer to hear your plant has spider mites! You can safely use neem oil on the leaves of your tomato plants, no problem. Just be sure to test it on a few leaves first to make sure it doesn’t cause damage. And don’t spray while it’s sunny outside, either do it in the early morning or evening, or on a cloudy day.

Anam tahir says

Hi there. I’ve just discovered spider mites on my monstera and hoping to use your soap method. How often should i spray the plant? Will the soap leave a residue I need to wipe off?

Amy Andrychowicz says

Oh no, sorry to hear your plant has spider mites! Wash the leaves with the mild liquid soap as I mentioned above first, then rinse them well. That will get rid of most of the adults and eggs. Then you can spray the plant once every few days until all signs of the mites are gone. Good luck!

I have spider mites on my meyer lemon tree. Is neem oil safe ?

Amy Andrychowicz says

Yes, neem oil is safe to use on your meyer lemon to help get rid fo the spider mites. But just be sure to test it on a few leaves before treating the whole plant to make sure it doesn’t damage them.

Lita Collazzo says

my potted basil plants were beautiful and then suddenly they were drained shriveling and drooping. I noticed this faint web with tiny little white.specs So I am guessing it is spider mites. I am wondering if after I wash the basil plants with the gentle soap solution and treated with oil, will the basil still be edible?

Amy Andrychowicz says

Yes, it sounds like spider mites to me. For herb plants, I would recommend misting them with water, and washing the leaves with the water/soap mix using an organic liquid soap. Personally, I wouldn’t use neem oil on edible leaves.

Alana Kuhnert says

So I just discovered spider mites on a plant. I sprayed them off with sink hose and then just did the soap and water spray. I ordered neem oil and will be here in a couple days. How often should I spray the soap mixture and the neem oil ? And then for preventative purpose…how often would I spray the neem oil ? Thank you

Amy Andrychowicz says

Oh, bummer to hear your plant has spider mites! Neem oil has a residual effect, so you only need to spray the plant every few weeks. Here’s more info about how to use it… How To Use Neem Oil On Plants.

Maria Montrond says

Hi I have an indoor plant infested with spider web.i don’t have neem oil, is there any other oil to substitute for neem?

Amy Andrychowicz says

Oh bummer, sorry to hear that you plant is infested with spider mites. Simply keeping the humidity high is usually enough to get rid of them. But, you could also try horticultural oil, or regularly washing the laves with insecticidal soap as alternatives to neem oil.

Kathy Stanford says

Hi, I don’t have any Neem oil but do have powdered sulfur. I just sprayed a solution of 1/2 t. sulfur and 1t. castile soap in 1 L of water on my plant. Have you ever done this? Or has anyone else? It’s an Elephant Ear and I’ve moved it away from my other plants. I really don’t want them on my orchids!

Amy Andrychowicz says

No, I have never tried using powdered sulfur, and I’ve never heard of using it for killing spider mites either. So I can’t speak to it. Good luck, I hope it works for you! рџ™‚

Do we leave the unscented Castile soap, neem oil & tepid water mixture spray on the plant? Are we supposed to pour it on the soil too?

Amy Andrychowicz says

Yes, you can leave the neem oil/soap solution on the plant. You don’t need to pour it into the soil unless you see bugs in there. Spider mites live and bred on the leaves, so you only need to worry about spraying the foliage to get rid of them.

Hi..my okra and bean plants are totally infested with spider mite..i am spraying with a soap solution every day but not much result..I’ll try ur tips and hope for the best

Amy Andrychowicz says

Oh no, sorry to hear your plants have spider mites! You could also try the neem oil solution I mentioned above to see if that takes care of them. Good luck!

Spider mites are one of the most destructive houseplant pests and they multiply quickly. But spider mites are fairly easy to prevent and control.

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How to Pollinate Cannabis

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Want to make cannabis seeds or breed your own strain but not sure how to collect pollen and pollinate effectively? It’s actually really easy!

1.) Collect Pollen When Pollen Sacs Start to Open

Pollen is collected from male marijuana plants after they start flowering, or occasionally female plants when feminizing seeds.

When the pollen sacs from a marijuana plant start to crack and look like they’re about to open up (or if you can see one has already opened) then your pollen is ready for harvest!

When pollen sacs are cracking and opening up, you’re ready to harvest your pollen!

Pollen spilling onto a nearby leaf

One way to harvest your pollen is to gently and carefully remove all the pollen sacs. Let them dry for a week, and then put them in a resealable bag. If you shake the bag the pollen should easily spill out. You may need to cut a few open yourself.

How to Store Cannabis Pollen

Moisture is your main enemy when storing pollen. It can help to double the mass of the pollen collected by adding regular cooking flour. This absorbs moisture during storage and as an added bonus, it will make application easier later when you pollinate your plant.

If you triple-bag the pollen-flour mixture and stick it in the freezer (with a good nametag so you know where the pollen came from), your pollen can be stored for a year or longer. Make sure to use “freezer” bags (platsic bags specifically made for the freezer are more effective than regular plastic bags).

2.) Pollinate Female Plant That’s 2-3 Weeks in Flowering

It’s time to pollinate when your plant has been in the flowering stage for about 2-3 weeks.

Example of young cannabis buds that are ready to be pollinated

When your chosen mother is 2-3 weeks into the flowering stage, take a paintbrush and ‘paint’ your feminized pollen on the developing bud sites you want to pollinate. Bud sites are located wherever you can see leaves meet a stem. By 2-3 weeks in the flowering stage, all the bud sites should have tons of wispy white hairs. These are where you want to put your pollen (in the wild, these white hairs are what capture pollen out of the wind).

Only the buds that come in contact with pollen will grow seeds. You can choose to pollinate all of your buds or just a few on the plant.

Make sure that you’re touching all the female pistils/hairs with your pollen. Here’s a little video showing you exactly what this looks like!

6 Weeks to Harvest Seeds

It usually takes about 6 weeks for your marijuana seeds to fully develop. Some plants are literally dying right as the seeds become ready, so try to keep your plant alive until the seeds start dropping. The seeds can be used right away, or stored in a cool, dry place for a few years (stored in the back of your fridge is great). Don’t forget to label them with the date!

This seed is about to burst out of its calyx!

This is what it looks like when the seed is exposed

1.) Collect pollen when sacs crack 2.) Pollinate female 2-3 weeks into flowering stage 3.) Collect seeds ~6 weeks later. Read the article for pics and more info!

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Zod strain

Here you can find all info about ZOD from Moxie 710. If you are searching for information about ZOD from Moxie 710, check out our Basic Infos, Gallery, Strain Reviews, Shop-Finder and Price Comparison, Lineage / Genealogy or User Comments for this cannabis variety here at this page and follow the links to get even more information. If you have any personal experiences with growing or consuming this cannabis variety, please use the upload links to add them to the database!

Basic / Breeders Info

ZOD is a mostly indica variety from Moxie 710 and can be cultivated indoors (where the plants will need a flowering time of ±60 days ) and outdoors . Moxie 710s ZOD is a THC dominant variety and is/was only available as feminized seeds.

Moxie 710s ZOD Description

Zod is a strain that is a mix for everybody. From buds that produce chunks the size of two-litre soda bottles to snow covered cherry-flavoured golf balls, Zod is sure to have something to shake up your taste buds. It’s a strain for advanced growers and pheno-hunters alike. With about six different phenotypes to look for with yields ranging from 400-500 grams per meter squared. Expect sweet to sweet-kushy flavours. Most will show areas of purple, but one or two will stay a brilliant lime green with dazzling orange hairs.

Genetics: Viper City x Kryptonite
Flowering time: 55-60 Days
Type: Inidica Dominant
Grows: Indoor & Outdoor
Yield: High

Where to buy ZOD cannabis seeds?

ZOD from Moxie 710 is available only as feminized seeds. Regular seeds are not available at the moment. In 2 seedbanks, we found 3 offers between EUR 9.48 for 1 feminized seed and EUR 54.00 for 6 feminized seeds. If you are looking to buy ZOD Cannabis Seeds from Moxie 710 somewhere – have a look to our ZOD Price Comparison page with all current offers from all the connected seedbanks and shops – or visit one of the following tested, trustworthy and recommended seed-shops directly to check out their current ZOD offers: Oaseeds and Mary’s Seeds.

ZOD Reviews

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ZOD Lineage / Genealogy

  • ZOD »»» Viper City x Kryptonite
  • Viper City
    • »»» Grape Kush x Lemon OG
    • Grape Kush
      • Grape Kush probably
        • »»» Mendo Purps x OG Kush x Grapefruit
        • Mendo Purps
          • USA »»» Mostly Indica
        • OG Kush Probably
          • »»» Chemdawg x Probably
          • Lemon Thai x Hindu Kush, Pakistan
            • Lemon Thai »»» Sativa
            • Hindu Kush, Pakistan »»» Indica
          • Chemdawg
            • Unknown Indica »»» Indica
        • Grapefruit
          • Unknown Hybrid »»» Indica/Sativa Hybrid
    • Lemon OG
      • »»» Lemon OG Kush x Joe’s OG Kush
      • Lemon OG Kush
        • USA Mendocino »»» Indica/Sativa Hybrid
      • Joe’s OG Kush IBL
        • »»» SFV OG x IBL
        • SFV OG x Lemon Pledge
          • SFV OG
            • OG Kush SFV Cut (specified above)
          • Lemon Pledge »»» Unknown Strain
        • SFV OG (specified above)
  • Kryptonite
    • »»» Green Crack x SFV OG Kush Bx2
    • Green Crack
      • »»» Skunk #1 x Unknown Indica
      • Skunk #1
        • Skunk #1
          • »»» Afghanistan x Mexico x Colombia
          • Afghanistan »»» Indica
          • Mexico »»» Sativa
          • Colombia »»» Sativa
      • Unknown Indica »»» Indica
    • SFV OG Kush Bx2
      • »»» SFV OG x SFV OG Kush
      • SFV OG (specified above)
      • SFV OG Kush
        • »»» SFV OG x Afghani #1
        • SFV OG (specified above)
        • Afghani #1
          • »»» Afghanistan x Afghanistan
          • Afghanistan »»» Indica
          • Afghanistan »»» Indica

Map of the ZOD Family Tree

ZOD User Comments

Altogether we’ve collected 2 user comments about Moxie 710s ZOD. Here you find the 2 english user comments:

JHydro – 03.07.2017

So far 2 of 6 are herms for me.

Dabmasterzac – 09.02.2017

Okay so the first zod germination i did was outside in a solo cup. Tried getting a few other strains to also but none of the others did (OUTSIDE).after it sprotted out of the dirt i put in my veg room.1 1000 wat and a veg spectrom light. This stain grows fast. Withen a month the plant is around 2 and a half feet to 3 feet ( didnt take exact measurements. Have her as a mother as of now aroind 5 and a half 5 tall). And by the way im usimg a special blend of dirt, only use water. Clones taken off the mother will get around 5 feet in a 5 weeks. Witch was to long for me actully cuz withen thw first week of budding them they have grown almost a foot. Had to tie all them down towards the middle of the room. The plant has a nice smell to it even when it not budding. Ill be sure to post more after it buds. Also i have all the difftent types. Only have 2 growimg at the moment tho.

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Leafly Readers Share Their Cleverest Hiding Places for a Cannabis Stash

Prior to cannabis legalization in each state, hiding your stash when not actively consuming was a must, and some of the most creative and clever hiding places the world has ever seen came about from the desire to light up in peace.

To commemorate the art of the stash spot, we turned to the Leafy community and asked you to share your most unique cannabis hiding places. Here’s what you said.

Secret Pockets in Your Favorite Clothes

“I’m all about the inside jacket pocket. Keep it classy.”

“Burton backpacks and clothing have super secret stash spots in the seams!”

“Nike SB Skunk’s with the stash sewn into the inside of the tongue.”

“I hide my bong in one of my long boots and stash my weed in my dresser.”

Compact Spaces for a Quick Bowl

“Ring box (under the cotton).”

“The little black containers for film rolls. My homie put me on.”

“Altoids containers are the classic.”

“My ashtray in my old car used to actually pop out and I could fit about an eighth in there.”

“The 1988 Nissan Stanza Wagon is among the uglier cars in existence, but among its virtues were almost innumerable hiding spaces for contraband, including but not limited to: Hollow arm rests with flip tops, extra space in removable speaker panels, a sliding panel over the back wheel well that pretty much had to be purpose built for smuggling.”

“I used to pop out the inside of a disposable pen and keep a joint in there. Discreet AND keeps your joint from being crushed when you toss it in your bag.”

“Deodorant stick. I would take a half used one, extend it to the end, take it off then store my dub sack in there, screw back on the deodorant stick and you’re good. But your weed may always smell like Old Spice.”

“Under some leaves to hide it from bike cops about to book us.”

Magical Stash Spots

“Under the fuel tank in my spaceship, gotta keep my 🔥 space weed away from alien thieves from other planets!!”

Turning Hobbies Into Stash Spots

“Do you remember the OG PS2? That’s where I hid my stash, when I was living with my parents.”

“A fake book that opened entirely—it’s not just a book that I cut into the middle of the sheets lol, so I can put my pipe, grinder, etc … imagine you can put 14g in it but the trick is that I got more than one in my library.”

“Hid the bong behind the washer/dryer … was always ‘doing the laundry’—such a good son.”

“The book Oryx and Crake had a character who kept his in an empty frozen orange juice container in the back of the freezer, and after reading it, I always used that.”

“I had a textbook that I had carved the inside out of. It was very ‘Shawshank Redemption.’”

“Photography kit bag was also a handy hiding spot for gear, especially back in the days of film canisters.”

Boxes Inside Boxes Inside Boxes Inside More Boxes

In a jar, inside of a jar, inside of a jar, inside of a jar, inside of a bigger jar, inside of wooden a box, inside of an ottoman.”

“When I would go home from college over winter break I would wrap everything up into one or two ‘Christmas gifts for friends.’ Who is going to open a Christmas gift addressed to someone else? Nobody will. Worked like a charm—except for the fact that I had to re-wrap everything about once a week.”

Are We Cops or Something?

“Y’all must have da POLICE LOOKING at these comments.”

“I’d tell ya but…well you know the saying…”

“*hits blunt* wouldn’t me telling you that information defeat the purpose of me stashing it?”

Editor’s note: Responses have been lightly edited for clarity.

Prior to legalization, hiding places for your cannabis stash were—and in some places still are—a must. Check out Leafly readers' cleverest stash spots.

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Can hemp seeds make you test positive for marijuana?

DENVER — Forty percent of Americans buy organic foods, and one of the most popular items is hemp seeds. Controversy over whether hemp seeds can have the same effect as marijuana has some worried.

You can find plenty of hemp products at your local health food store. Seeds can be sprinkled on your favorite meal and there’s even a hemp shake these days.

Hemp is popular because it’s a great diet supplement for people allergic to soy, containing about 11 grams of protein in a single tablespoon.

Lani Banner of The Vitamin Cottage explains, “It is a complete protein, contains all of the essential amino acids in the ratio that the human body requires.” But some worry hemp contains THC, found in marijuana which is in the same family of plants.

This year, the military banned soldiers from eating products with hemp seeds. The reasoning was that the seeds might skew a soldier’s drug test. We decided to have the seeds tested at Forensic Laboratories in Aurora.

Our subject was a mother of three who doesn’t want us to use her name, but agreed to take part in our test.

She enjoys the health benefits of hemp, but wants to make sure she’s not making a mistake and says, “For my children, I want to set an example for them that it’s important what you put in your body and drugs are not the way to go.”

After eating a salad with three times the amount of hemp seeds usually found in packaged yogurt, our subject submitted a urine sample to the lab to begin the testing process, which was repeated twice.

She also used a good amount of hemp lotion.

Dr. Laura Bechtel revealed to us that the results were negative for THC. Bechtel says the lab does job drug testing on a routine basis and does not find THC traces in people who eat hemp as a health food but do not use marijuana and adds, “People have to realize it’s going to have to take a large amount of seeds, a bag of seeds or more to test positive.”

Experts say if you want to have confidence in what you’re buying, check the label every time. Since hemp seeds that are hulled lose their THC, make sure to buy seeds that are produced in Canada, where exported hemp products fall under tough standards.

Lani Banner of The Vitamin Cottage says, “You can look at the back of the label for the symbol for the test pledge, this is where the companies pledge that they are testing all of their hemp seed products to ensure that it has undetectable levels of THC.”

The symbol looks like a small circle or tear drop shape that says “test pledge.” Learn more information about the benefits of hemp products here.

DENVER — Forty percent of Americans buy organic foods, and one of the most popular items is hemp seeds. Controversy over whether hemp seeds can have the same effect as marijuana has some worried. You can find plenty of hemp products at your local health food store. Seeds can be sprinkled on your favorite meal and […]

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15 Reasons Why Smoking Weed Is Actually Really F*cking Good For You

As more statesВ join the movement to legalizeВ marijuana, smoking weed is becoming more mainstream than ever.

Unfortunately, marijuana still tends toВ get a pretty bad rap.

But if you ask me, there are all sorts of reasons why smoking weed is actually really good for you.

And I’m not just talking about weed’s ability to make you feel more creative or the fact that it helps you chill out, either.

Apparently,В getting high can also have a myriad ofВ health benefits.

That’s right. Sparking up can improve your health in all sorts of unexpected ways, and research showsВ that marijuana can improve your mood,В boost your energy, help you lose weight and even prevent certain diseases.

If you’re looking for yet another reason to justify your weed-smoking sessions, here are 15В advantages to getting lit AF on the reg:

1. Cannabis unlocks your creative potential.

A study found that cannabis causes psychotomimetic symptoms, which could lead users to make connections between ideas that aren’t exactly related.

This type of thinking is often crucial to creativity, so grab some ganja, and get those creative juices flowing.

2. Trees can be used to treat depression.

A study conducted by Rudolf Magnus Institute of NeuroscienceВ found that THC “reduces the negative bias in emotional processing,” which means weed could be used to help people cope with depression and other psychiatric disorders.

Plus, a study published by USC and SUNY Albany found that “those who consume marijuana occasionally or even daily have lower levels of depressive symptoms than those who have never tried marijuana.”

So if you’re feeling blue, brighten up your day by packing a bowl.

3. Weed can help you lose weight.

Although marijuana is notorious for giving you a mean case of the munchies, aВ study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that pot smokers are less prone to obesity.

Another study in the American Journal of Medicine revealed similar results, finding those who light up on the reg are actually a bit skinnier than those who don’t smoke marijuana.

In addition to giving you a smaller waistline, researchers also discovered that marijuana may boost your metabolism, increase fat loss and lower cholesterol. So next time you’re tipping the scale, try swapping out your salads for a different type of green.

4. Lighting up can lower your risk of diabetes.

A study published in The American Journal of MedicineВ found that people who smoke marijuana had lower insulin levels and insulin resistance levels by 16 and 17 percent, respectively.

This suggests that cannabis may play a role in regulating blood sugar, which can decrease your risk of developing diabetes.

5. Cannabis keeps you calm, cool and collected.

Researchers interviewed Swiss inmates who regularly smoked marijuana in prison and found that marijuana made the inmatesВ calmer and less stressed. Plus, marijuana use among prisoners also prevented violence and acted as a “social pacifier.”

I guess they don’t call it a “peace pipe” for nothing.

6. Sparking up is a great social activity.

Weed serves as a great icebreaker since it reduces social anxiety, encourages you to open up and makes you more accepting of others.

Plus, let’s be real: There’s no better way to spend a night in with your friends than hotboxing your basement, ordering pizza and watching all of your favorite TV shows.

7. Pot can make your periods suck less.

When it comes to managing premenstrual symptoms, marijuana could be a natural alternative to Midol.

StudiesВ have found that THC is an analgesic and antinociceptive agent that can alleviate the pain of those killer cramps and pounding headache.

Plus, marijuana has also been found to have anti-inflammatory propertiesВ that can help with the bloating that occurs around that time of the month.

8. Getting high doesn’t give you a hangover.

A night of drinking beers with your BFFs will leave you feeling pretty shitty the next morning. However, unlike drinking, smoking weed doesn’t result in a deathly hangover.

So you can get lit with your squad and still feel pretty amazing the next day.

9. Marijuana makes food taste a million times better.

There’s nothing better than getting stoned and stuffing your face with an endless array of snacks. But have you ever wondered why marijuana makes food taste soВ magical?

A study published in Nature NeuroscienceВ found that, thanks to THC’s effect on the brain’s cannabinoid receptors,В food appears more appetizing as a result of a heightened sense of smell.

Therefore, it’s probably a good idea to stock up on bagel bites and Dino nuggets before you spark up.

10. Smoking a bowl can boost your energy.

There’s a stigma surroundingВ marijuana use that it makes you lazy. However, not all strains of cannabis turn you into a complete couch potato.

Research has supported a link between the brain’s CB-1 and CB-2 cannabinoid receptors and dopamine. Essentially, small doses of marijuana won’t hurt your efficiency level, and an increase in dopamine levels gives you the focus you need to get your shit done.

If you’re looking for a little pick-me-up, swap out your coffee and smoke a Sativa-dominant strain like Sour Diesel or Jack Herer, instead.

11. Smoking weed can help you fall asleep.

Everyone knows weed helps you unwind.

While there is considerable debate over the long-term effect marijuana has on sleep cycles, someВ feel that smoking a bowl before bedtime actsВ as aВ better sleep aid than other substances, like alcohol and certain sleeping-inducing medications.

(Unfortunately, though, it’s said that marijuana’sВ effectiveness as a sleep aid decreases with increased usage.)

12. Marijuana can also eliminate nightmares.

Marijuana is also known to disturb the sleep cycle and suppress REM sleep.

Since dreams occurring during this type of sleep, marijuana can be used to interrupt this REM sleep and eliminate your full capacity to dream, thus eliminating your nightmares.

13. Everyone respects someone who can roll a blunt that’s lit AF.

Every pothead knows rolling the perfect joint or blunt is basically a form of art.

Learning how to roll an impressiveВ blunt takes a lot of time and practice to master, so people will always respect a stoner who has decent rolling skills.

14. Smoking weed makes you worry less.

An article published in a 2010 Harvard Mental Health Letter also suggestedВ marijuana alleviated symptoms of anxiety when administered in small doses.

The article also mentionedВ that small doses of THC act as a sedative, decreasing symptoms of anxiety. So the next time you can’t stop worrying about something, break out the weed.

15. Ripping the bong can actually be good for your lungs.

A study published in theВ Journal of the American Medical Association indicated that marijuana smoke is not detrimental to your lungs.

In fact, past studiesВ found lighting up can briefly increaseВ your lung capacity in the short term. you know, from all that inhaling you’re doing.

As more states join the movement to legalize marijuana, smoking weed is becoming more mainstream than ever. Unfortunately, marijuana still tends to get a pretty bad rap. But if you ask me, there are all sorts of reasons why smoking weed is actually…

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How to Make a Liquid Marijuana Cocktail

Whenever I’ve had this drink, everyone around me wants to know what’s in it.

What Is a Liquid Marijuana Cocktail?

Whenever I’ve had this drink, everyone around me wants to know what’s in it. It looks so appealing, and it always strikes their curiosity. Then, once they have a sip, they love it!

The Liquid Marijuana is a delicious fruity cocktail that, contrary to its name, does not actually contain any marijuana. It’s the green color and the optional cannabis-shaped pineapple wedge garnish that gives it its tongue-in-cheek name.

When you order this drink at a restaurant or bar, it’s always hit or miss as to whether the bartender has even heard of it—let alone know how to make it—so it’s best to be prepared with the knowledge of how it’s made.

A Word of Caution

Depending on your personal tolerance level for alcohol, you might want to err on the side of caution if you’re away from home or if you don’t have a reliable means of transportation back to someplace safe. This drink can cause different reactions in people who are more sensitive to alcohol.

I say this from experience. After about two of these, I’m feeling pretty good and probably shouldn’t be allowed to drive. This drink contains a mix of several strong liquors, so please, keep that in mind when consuming it.

Please drink responsibly.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz Malibu or coconut rum
  • 1/2 oz Midori or watermelon liqueur (make sure it’s green)
  • 1/2 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Captain Morgan or spiced rum
  • 3 oz pineapple juice
  • Splash Sprite or lemon-lime soda
  • Ice
  • Pineapple wedge and/or cherry (optional, for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Pour all ingredients into a shaker, or even directly into drinking glass.
  2. Mix or shake, and serve.
  3. Optional garnishes: pineapple and/or maraschino cherry.

Variations

Some other options could be to use vodka instead of rum or orange juice instead of pineapple. Or if you have a creative mind and a variety of liqueurs, there’s nothing stopping you from creating your own masterpiece! But if you want it to be some derivative of the Liquid Marijuana, you might want to keep it at least green in color.

© 2020 Tawny

Comments

Tawny (author) from Kennesaw, GA on February 05, 2020:

I’m sure if you get creative you could work some in there! Maybe soak some pineapple in oil or something and use it as a garnish 🙂

Kelley Marks from Sacramento, California on February 04, 2020:

It’s a shame not to put some THC in that drink, but I’ll bet a person or two will try! The color certainly matches the name, though. Love to try it some day.

This drink is always a winner with anyone who has tried it and likes fruity drinks. Disclaimer: It does NOT contain any marijuana.

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Listen & view Chrome Sparks – Marijuana lyrics & tabs

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Cookies and Cream

Taste & Smell

Effects

  • Calm
  • Happy
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Nervous

Pairs Well With

  • Housework
  • Exploring Nature
  • Fishing
  • Gambling
  • Reading
  • Spa
  • Studying
  • Walking in the City
  • Yoga

About this Hybrid Strain

The delicious strain Cookies and Cream gets its name from the sweet vanilla and nutty scents it produces when cultivated and cured properly. Its genetics stem from the infamous Girl Scout Cookies, thus putting it in the spotlight as potent in its effects, appearance, taste, and smell. Such characteristics helped it win the hybrid 2014 Denver Cannabis Cup and its reputation made cannabis connoisseurs seek it out.

The nugs of Cookies and Cream are lighter than their parent strains, being a mossy green with hues of purple and amber pistils. The layer of trichomes further lightens its appearance, and the buds are often dense and shaped like spades.

THC levels have been known to reach the mid and high 20’s, and users say over-indulging can lead to a rise in anxiety.

However, when used moderately, Cookies and Cream has been reported to offer consumers relief from stress and anxiety, aches and pains, headaches, and in some instances, depression. Consumers say it can both relax the body while increasing cerebral activity due to its nature as a hybrid, and often creativity can arise. They inform us that, it does have the ability to cause lethargy so taking this strain in the evening or at night is recommended over trying it during the day.

The delicious strain Cookies and Cream gets its name from the sweet vanilla and nutty scents it produces when cultivated and cured properly. Its genetics stem from the infamous Girl Scout Cookies, thus putting it in the spotlight as potent in its effects, appearance, taste, and smell. Such characteristics…

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