THC im Leitungswasser

Im Kaff Hugo in Colorado lässt sich grade ein weiterer Vorteil der Legalisierung von Marijuana beobachten: THC im Leitungswasser. Wissenschaftler sind ein bisschen ratlos, da Cannabinoide lipophil sind (wie Öl) und nicht in Wasser auflösen, die Polizei verteilt trotzdem Wasser in Flaschen und warnt, man sollte das Leitungswasser unbedingt-eeehm-nicht zum Kochen, Duschen oder whatever benutzen. An einem Brunnen fand man wohl Einbruchsspuren, offenbar ein paar Prankster, die da ein bisschen Pot reingeschmissen haben und sicher zu wenig, um davon auch nur annähernd stoned zu werden. Schade für die Hugos.

Cn7II34UsAANe-XMark Salley, a spokesman for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, said a state toxicologist is assessing what kind of health effects the potential contamination could have. Salley said — as with marijuana edibles or other products — the impacts would likely vary based on the amount of water consumed and the concentration.

But others cast doubt on the dangers of THC-contaminated water or whether it’s even possible to spike tap water with marijuana. “It would take more product than any of us could afford to contaminate a city water supply to the extent that people would suffer any effects,” Dr. John Fox, Lincoln County’s health officer, said in a statement. Peter Perrone, who owns Wheat Ridge cannabis testing facility Gobi Analytical, said cannabinoids such as THC or CBD “are in no way soluble in water.” […]

Patsie Smith, another former mayor, said she received a reverse 911-type message shortly after 3 p.m. telling residents not to drink the water because there could be THC in it. She chuckled at the thought. “I might have to go drink some water,” she joked.