Pests and Diseases forum: Plant diseases carried by marijuana type smokes?

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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Dec 7, 2017 10:42 AM CST
Recently, the City has a survey out so we can express our concerns about bylaws necessary because of the impending legalization of marijuana in Canada.
There are plant diseases carried in tobacco cigarettes which can infect tomato plants.
Are there diseases on marijuana that might affect my gardening?
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Dec 7, 2017 12:26 PM CST
Wow, interesting question! I will be watching for responses.
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Name: Will Creed
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WillC
Dec 12, 2017 3:22 PM CST
There is a tobacco mosaic virus that infects tomato plants, among others. I don't know of any similar problems with MJ. Other than the fact that both are harvested and smoked, the two plants have very little in common.
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Name: June
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JuneOntario
Dec 12, 2017 3:37 PM CST
I guess you would need find out what diseases affect the hemp grown for fibers (rope), since I think that is the only related plant that has been legally grown as a crop, and see if any of those diseases have in the past transferred to garden plants.

Wasn't tobacco smoke used as an insecticide in greenhouses at one time? Will pot smoke also have a horticultural use? Big Grin
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
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porkpal
Dec 12, 2017 3:57 PM CST
It might serve as a diversion for the visiting insects.

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Name: voyager
Pahoa, HI (Zone 12a)
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voyager
Mar 27, 2018 6:56 PM CST
JuneOntario said:I guess you would need find out what diseases affect the hemp grown for fibers (rope), since I think that is the only related plant that has been legally grown as a crop, and see if any of those diseases have in the past transferred to garden plants.

Wasn't tobacco smoke used as an insecticide in greenhouses at one time? Will pot smoke also have a horticultural use? Big Grin

Nicotine based compounds are used as pesticides.

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