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Posted 05 October 2004 - 12:23 PM

I recently joined a Celiac support group, and as I got to know the new members, 2 of them revealed to me that they smoke marijuana on a semi-regular basis. I know the risks associated with the drug itself, but being a Celiac, it made me question...is that stuff gluten-free?! These people smoke it using rolling papers, mostly, and there's no where on the web that mentions marijuana and its gluten-free status. I know this is a touchy topic, but I'm so curious if these girls are glutening themselves either with the drug or the rolling papers. Anyone have any clue on this one?
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Posted 05 October 2004 - 01:01 PM

botanically, I don't think it's a grain - it might be a grass? any botonists around here? :-) so there shouldn't be a problem
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Posted 05 October 2004 - 10:08 PM

I agree. It is a grass, not a grain.

But the first thing I thought of is the glue in the papers, especially when they lick it after they roll it.....

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Posted 06 October 2004 - 09:56 AM

I think that if they are regularly smoking pot, the question as to whether it's gluten-free or not is kind of irrelevant . . .
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Posted 06 October 2004 - 06:00 PM

Wheat is a grass, too. The seed is a grain. The glue on the papers might have gluten in it. Honestly, if they are smoking it, I don't think they care that much!
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Posted 06 October 2004 - 06:44 PM

Maybe they haven't thought about there being gluten there. People stop drinking beer and other such "bad" habits when they go glutenfree. So, just to say they probably will continue to do since they haven't stopped by now (or smoke it at all) is way off, I think. If it's found that smoking pot is full of gluten they may stop. As of now we don't know if it is and they probably haven't thought about it.
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Posted 07 October 2004 - 07:21 AM

You guys got me curious, so I did a little homework. They are from two completely different species-Cannabis Sativa (marijuana) is an herb, whereas Triticum Aesitivum (common bread wheat) or any other Triticum species, are classified as glutenous grains. Marijuana is more closely related to oregano than it is to wheat. There are edible parts of the marijuana plant, like hemp seed (there is a hemp flour out there marketed towrds celiacs as being gluten free).
I agree that the rolling papers would be more worrysome than the smoking material itself. Perhaps they should try glass or metal.

I got my information from these two sites-
http://www.hort.purd...bis_sativa.html
http://www.hort.purd...m_aestivum.html

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Posted 07 October 2004 - 03:50 PM

Let's have a judgement free area for this discussion.
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Posted 08 October 2004 - 11:20 AM

RIZLA rolling papers are gluten-free. i specifically emailed them about the blue, red and green label kind and they emailed back that there is no gluten in either the gum or the paper. (i use them to roll tobacco, not pot!) i'm not sure if pot would necessarily ever be laced with a wheat product but when it comes to lacing, anything is possible.

unfortunately RIZLA is from the UK - i bought a bunch when i was in the UK and got some with some with loose tobacco in the US but i'm not sure if it's available anywhere. maybe a tobacco shop?
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Posted 08 October 2004 - 02:16 PM

Thanks for all the replies. I guess there's no easy answer, is there? :) Seems rolling papers are suspect but the smoke itself isn't.
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Posted 31 October 2004 - 12:23 PM

I think that if they are regularly smoking pot, the question as to whether it's gluten-free or not is kind of irrelevant . . .
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Not to start a fight, but why is that? Please don't tell me that you don't think a pot-smoker would QUIT if they had to?
Some people drink, some people smoke, some people do neither. Let's not judge based on what people put into their body, legal or not.

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Posted 31 October 2004 - 12:27 PM

Wheat is a grass, too. The seed is a grain. The glue on the papers might have gluten in it. Honestly, if they are smoking it, I don't think they care that much!

Grr, again, I don't mean to start a fight, but I can't, for the life of me, think of why a pot-smoker WOULDN'T stop if they were at risk of ingesting gluten. Obviously I'm biased, but I wouldn't hesitate to stop smoking if gluten was involved in smoking. The point is not whether pot is bad for you (it's relatively GOOD for you compared to alcohol!), the point is whether it's gluten-free.
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Posted 31 October 2004 - 01:40 PM

This forum should be about helping eachother more than judging eachother...
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Posted 31 October 2004 - 05:04 PM

I have to agree with Daisee also, maybe I am biased or maybe it's just that I choose not to judge people by what they do in their private lives if it's not infringing on anyone else. :D
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Posted 03 November 2004 - 06:24 PM

.....not to judge people by what they do in their private lives if it's not infringing on anyone else.

Too bad more people don't agree...if they did, perhaps Bush wouldn't have won today....

Whoops, no politics allowed! :P
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