What is PGR grass and how do you spot it?

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This substance totally prohibited in vegetables or in food in general is sometimes found in our cannabis

PGR weed is becoming more common in many states as more and more growers are now adopting chemical methods to improve their yields. If you are an experienced stoner, you can tell the difference between PGR weed and non-PGR weed. This is not a new topic as it is discussed in different forums.

What does the abbreviation PGR stand for?

PGR stands for Plant Growth Regulator. These are artificial growth hormones used to alter the growth characteristics of plants. PGRs for weed stimulate flowering, bud formation as well as faster germination, among other things.

What are PGR buds?

A PGR bud is a weed bud grown with growth regulators, which are chemicals used by growers looking to achieve higher yields.

How to spot a PGR bud?

PGR buds are denser, harder to break and have less or no crystals/trichomes. They are usually covered in thick orange hairs or red hairs. They also don't have a scent, and if they do, it's not as intense as that of natural marijuana.

Why do cannabis growers use PGRS in growing weed?

Plant growth regulators have been widely used in agriculture and landscaping for many years. But their use is strictly regulated by law to protect consumers, which is not always the case in the cannabis industry. With less stringent regulations, this allows some unscrupulous cannabis growers to use these chemicals in order to achieve better yields.

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What is PGR Weed?

Have you ever seen marijuana buds covered in ugly brown hairs? Do they smell familiar to you, or do they smell like something else? If you have encountered such marijuana buds, then you may have smoked PGR weed.

PGR Weed or Plant Growth Regulator wees is a cannabis plant whose growth and structure have been modified using plant growth hormones. On the other hand, PGRs are artificial growth hormones used by growers to induce faster plant growth, control roots, trigger flowering, and alter other growth characteristics. The term “PGR herb” refers to cannabis plants grown with these chemicals.

PGRs have practical uses in plant growth for many reasons, but not for consumables. When applied to any plant, the results are remarkable, but the reality is quite the opposite when these plant products are consumed. They cause no harm when used to grow hedges and grass in your lawn.

RMPs grow faster and produce high yields, making them beneficial for the farmer but disastrous for the consumer. We will discuss its adverse health effects later.

There are many plant growth regulating hormones to grow different plants. But for cannabis, the following are the most common:

  • Paclobutrazol – makes the cannabis plant grow faster and form bigger buds.
  • Daminozide (Alar) – increases overall bud yield.
  • ChlormequatChloride – accelerates growth and flowering.

Le Paclobutrazol (PBZ) is a kind of growth hormone used to produce compressed, fleshy, round and harder inflorescences. Such flowers are considered more "beautiful" or "better quality" and therefore also generate higher profit for the manufacturer and traders. If used too much, the flower will be “spongy” and with lots of “orange hairs (pistil)”.

The above list includes the three main RMPs found in cannabis. If you are a marijuana grower and are against PGR, then you should explore further. Here is a list of PGR cannabis nutrients you should avoid for PGR-free weed:

  • Rock Juice
  • Boonta Bud
  • Rox Mega Bud
  • Bushload Gravity
  • Phospholoading Superbud
  • Dr Nodes
  • Yield Masta/Sudden Impact

Side Effects of PGRs on Cannabis

Plant growth regulators make farmers smile but send consumers to the grave prematurely. While researchers meant no harm by discovering these artificial plant hormones, unscrupulous farmers misused them for their own selfish gain.

PGRs are toxic and have many side effects. If you can, you should therefore avoid them at all costs. Fortunately, we will also tell you how to identify PGR cannabis. Stick to natural grass as much as you can. Farmers should also avoid RMPs in weed. Worry more about consumer welfare, not what you stand to gain. After all, naturally grown marijuana also gives high yields.

The side effects of PGRs on human health can be divided into two: short-term and long-term. How your body will react to exposure to these growth-promoting chemicals depends on the length of exposure.

Short term effects (accidental exposure)

You don't have to consume weed grown with PGRs to be exposed to these toxic chemicals. It is possible to come into contact with plant growth regulators by accident. This short-term exposure will immediately trigger the body's reactions listed below:

  • Skin and/or eye irritation
  • Respiratory distress
  • Nausea Vomiting, etc.

The signs depend on your immunity and genetic makeup. You may experience one or more of the above effects, or none, when exposed to RMPs.

Long term effects

This is often the case for regular cannabis users. Long-term consumption of PGR grass has far-reaching adverse side effects. In some cases, here are some problems that could happen to you:

  • Lung lesions
  • Harm to reproductive health in women and men
  • Decreased amino acid levels in the brain
  • Decrease in antioxidant levels
  • Prenatal health complications.

How to Spot PGR Grass

Weed smokers are called to be vigilant in the face of PGR cannabis in order to avoid it. This is the best thing to do to reduce their use in cannabis production. The business is still thriving because consumers often don't know how to distinguish PGR cannabis from naturally produced weed.

Once growers no longer have the market for weed with paclobutrazol or other plant hormones, they will stop this mad dash for yield. Our goal is to make consumers of PGR buds, who often do not suspect anything, understand why they should stop buying them. But how do you know if the flower you want to buy has been grown with these chemicals or not?

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on the right: cannabis flower grown with PGR

PGR and non-PGR herbs

PGR cannabis differs from natural cannabis in a number of ways. The buds have different characteristics and the cannabinoid content is highly variable compared to natural cannabis. The characteristics of the PGR weed are as follows:

  • PGR buds have little to no odor.
  • Buds are watery to the touch
  • The buds are unusually dense and unusually hard.
  • Less trichomes/crystals The weight to size ratio of the buds is high.
  • The buds have rounded, smooth edges comparable to individual nuggets.
  • PGR orange buds: dense orange hairs on the weed, sometimes red hairs
  • Excessively dense grass
  • THC content well below average for cannabis strains
  • Strong chemical taste The effects are much faster and stronger – often associated with headaches.
  • PGR buds turn dull brown when dried and dried.

Identifying PGR cannabis shouldn't be difficult if you're familiar with natural marijuana flowers. Quit smoking anything suspicious for your own good and enlighten other stoners.

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