I ran into a person that I grew up with over the holidays, and we were talking about how we used to smoke brick weed when we were in middle school. For those of you that aren't sure what I'm talking about, I'm talking about compressed, low-grade marijuana that comes from Mexico. You might call it budget, bammer, mex, etc. If it has seeds and/or looks brownish, then that's the stuff I'm talking about. When I was a young teenager, I used to smoke it because it was readily available. My dad had it, friends had it, and it was CHEAP.
My, how things have changed! As my friend and I were discussing, neither of us have even seen bammer in over a decade. I vividly remember taking a stand when I was 15, and decided to never smoke bammer again. It seems like most of the people in Oregon took the same pledge in the mid 1990's, because I haven't seen a skunky brick since then. However, from researching forums and blogs online, it seems that the 'Charlie Brown' nugs are still working their way around the nation.
Consider this blog post a public service announcement. Please America, DO NOT SMOKE BRICK WEED. I have several friends that worked in the MJ fields in Mexico, and they assure me that bammer is riddled with pesticides, herbicides, and in some cases, actual human waste. Also, every gram of the budget menace is sold for the purpose of making cartels money. Could you imagine a debate about marijuana legalization that didn't involve cartels? That is an argument that neo-cons cling to, despite the fact that it is significantly flawed. True herb heads know that their nugs have nothing to do with cartels. But, with Americans smoking bammer, neo-cons always have something to point to.
If you are looking for a New Year's resolution, take a suggestion from me; cut brick weed out of your marijuana diet! There is so much good weed available on the West Coast, that there is virtually no reason to smoke bammer. Make a trip today!