Grit weed (sometimes also spelled Gritt weed) is a whole other level of bad weed. This stuff is extremely uncommon so much so that most people in North America consider it strictly an urban legend. In other parts of the world however that may not be the case and we think it is best to have knowledge on your side no matter where you are in the world!
What is grit weed? Gritt weed is not only poorly grown or cured cannabis but cannabis that has had unnatural additives added to it with the intention of increasing its weight or making it appear as though it has more sparkling crystal trichomes than it really does. This is any kind of marijuana that has been contaminated by extra additives that should never have been included in the first place.
At one point in time not too long ago in the United Kingdom grit weed became a major problem, so much so that people advised others to brush their cannabis buds up against a piece of glass before smoking them to be sure they were not coated in silica. If the bud scratched the glass you would know that it was flakes of shattered glass coating your cannabis nugs and not THC crystals. Any buds that did this would have to be tossed away – it just isn’t worth the risk to your lungs!
Other things dishonest people have coated weed nugs in to make them look like they are a higher quality that are a little less dangerous include sugar and sand. If you suspect your cannabis is coated with something other than THC crystal you can try to brush it against glass or also try to chew a small piece of nug. If it is gritty like there are small bits of sand or sweet with sugar then unfortunately it is likely a bag of gritt weed.
But how can you easily tell good weed from bad weed?