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What are the effects of smoking Cannabis seeds?

Discussion in 'Cannabis' started by JDreaming, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. JDreaming

    JDreaming R.I.P.

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    When SWIM smokes cannabis, he tries not to put any seeds from his supply in when he packs bowls... he knows the seeds contain no THC and are better to remove and not smoke. But occasionally one falls in to a bowl and gets smoked anyway. Recently SWIM was smoking with a friend and a seed snuck its way into the bowl, and SWIM started smoking it regardless. His friend freaked out and started informing him that seeds contain "plant estrogen"! SWIM asked him if a seed could really contain sex hormones capable of effecting a human and what they would do if smoked. He didn't know, but seemed to be far more scared of the seeds than SWIM had been.

    What harm do you think smoking cannabis seeds could cause? Somehow I doubt the estrogen content would be great enough to have dramatic, sexually-altering effects, but do you think it could do anything nasty? What chemicals do you think are in the seeds and what do they do to you if smoked?
     
  2. enquirewithin

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    It might give SWIY a nasty cough and sore lungs. If he smoked a full cupfulls he might get slightly stoned!In India, and other countries, poor people eat hemp seeds in the winter.

    Hold on! He might grow breasts-- great big ones! And then he might start going to gay bars!
     
  3. Heretic.Ape.

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    ^ :) And don't forget going impotent
     
  4. tayo

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    guess what?,,, the plant estrogen swiy mentioned.... even though probably unlikely in the seed,

    when taken, would be beneficial to your testosterone-estrogen ratio... they're called phytoestrogens and they resemble estrogen molecules but do not have the same effects, but inhibit the estrogen receptors (with weak affinity but still to an extent). the body thinks that it has too much estrogen and not enough testosterone so it upregulates testosterone and downregulates estrogen. Endogenous estrogen is excreted for a short time while phytoestrogens are actively inhibiting estrogen receptors but when these break off, endogenous estradiol/estrogen production returns.

    phytoestrogens when in the body will upregulate testosterone and not provide any of the unwanted estrogen related effects. but mostly act as an antioxidant and a trickster of the hormone system.

    an example of a phytoestrogen that is also an antioxidant is Lignan, which is found in high concentration in flax seed oil, and it is commonly used as a bodybuilding supplement though it would need to be taken in high doses for a consistent amount of time for true results.

    kind of a long response to this, but just thought swiy'all would find it interesting.

    There can also be CO2 and Nitrogen in seeds, which if SWIY smokes a joint with seeds sometimes itll pop a little.
     
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  5. searcher

    searcher Newbie

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    smokin' seeds gives SWIM a head ache
     
  6. enquirewithin

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    Indeed. ;)
     
  7. snapper

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    Headache and bad cough. SWIM finds seeds repulsive to smoke and always would get pissed off if one was left unsifted. SWIM has not seen a seed in a long time, though. There is no THC, and any phytoestrogens would likely be destroyed by the smoke.
    However, the breast growing thing might happen since gynecomastia has been claimed as a side effect of smoking weed (by the DEA). SWIM had to spring for the implants though, since it did not work out that way...
     
  8. Micklemouse

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    Other than the above, exploding & crackling spliffs/bowls has to be added - amusing, to an extent, or so I'm told, but otherwise pointless.
     
  9. searcher

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    and when a hot burning seed or 2 lands on your new shirt, you will have to tell whomever "I was doing some welding, and got some slag on my shirt"
     
  10. Jatelka

    Jatelka Psychedelic Shepherdess

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    A flamingo SWIJ knows set fire to her jumper via exploding seeds once!
     
  11. duppy conqueror

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    Where swim comes from cannabis seeds are considered to be bad for the sperm
    Dont know if its true but they sure taste awful
    Swim avoids smoking hemp seeds because he feels like he is depriving the unborn plant from every opportunity to be born(he kills it in a way before its even born):crazy
     
  12. JDreaming

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    OK thanks guys... believe me, SWIM is not habitually smoking seeds or looking to roll up a seed joint or anything, it's just happened before that he's smoked a seed and wanted to know exactly what they do... thanks for your posts so far.
     
  13. Clover

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    SWIM's partner told her smoking the seeds "makes you go insane", however she smoked a few accidently in joints and he's smoked joints made entirely of seeds in the past (not sure why, they do taste and smell awful) and they're not insane, so SWIM always assumed it was rubbish... good to know it is :eek:
     
  14. trptamene

    trptamene Platinum Member & Advisor

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    as a few swims already said...head ache...a crappy one.