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Do roots & stalks contain THC ??

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#1 Laugh Weed

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 01:50 PM

A "Friend" of mine told me that "You need to pull up the whole plant, roots and all. You then hang it (roots and all) upside down to dry. And that will increase the amount of THC in the buds." What are your opinions? Wouldn't that increase the amount of chlorophyll, nutrients and other undesirables, which would cause the smoke to be more harsh ?? Isn't THC formed "ON" the leaves, buds, and stems, which is how the mj plant protects itself from the sun's rays? Does THC circulate through the plant's circularoy system?


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#2 Halusinati


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Posted 28 April 2008 - 02:05 PM

I dont think so.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 02:08 PM

This one is sooooo old, it may be the Original Pot Myth.

You're right, THC is produced on-site on the plant. It DOESN'T circulate. Don't hang the whole plant, it just brings moisture into the drying room for nothing (and may introduce mold).

Too bad THC doesn't circulate through the plant - we could get little buckets and tap them like maple trees

Oh, and be sure to tell your "friend" he's a boob.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 03:50 PM

The only advantage I can see is the buds would dry slower, possibly contributing to a better cure. As said earlier though, watch out for mold. And what a PITA to manicure. That said there would still be no difference in the potency.

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#5 Shaughnny


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Posted 30 April 2008 - 05:15 AM

It's funny how something like that can be spread worldwide, I agree I think that may be the original pot myth. I've heard it several times myself..lol

#6 AdamH420


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Posted 01 May 2008 - 09:22 AM

cut her at the base, throw away the roots. all posts above are accurate, thc doesn't flow like bud blood or something.
As to leaving them on to slow drying, I've seen it done, but I just prefer to leave all the leaf on while it dries, so long as it's not cacooning and touching everywhere


#7 Sherio88



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Posted 05 May 2008 - 11:30 AM

THC stays in the little Trichomes found on the buds and small bud trim. If you have a strain that is covered with trichomes, some of your stems (that were near the buds) may have these little glands on them as well. But THC does not move around the plant and the roots definately don't have any on them.

#8 Skyline



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Posted 05 May 2008 - 03:37 PM

most people flush the plant of nutrients prior to harvest, if this myth were true, you'd be flushing thc aswell lol