Dr. Markus Roggen, PhD. has a doctorate in Chemistry. He is the founder and CEO of Complex Biotech Discovery Ventures LTD, a licensed cannabis research laboratory. Somehow, we managed to talk this guy into letting us ask him anything about weed and we certainly don’t hold back. It’s been ridiculous and fascinating and sometimes, the answers are surprisingly scientific. We ask him all sorts of things… well actually, you do! Thanks to you sending in your questions, Dr. Markus Roggen never knows what to expect. Here is Ask an Expert – Episode 5!

Ask an Expert Episode 5 – You asked, Dr. Markus Roggen answered

How do I smoke weed underwater?

…Why? Figure out breathing underwater first. Next question.

Stoner advice – Smoking weed underwater is completely doable. All it takes is a little bit of creativity, resourcefulness, and innovation. If you don’t have any of that, you can always try filling up a volcano bag and inhaling from it under your bathwater.

What is the science behind why smoke can’t stay in a really tight bottle?

This actually isn’t as weird a question as it sounds. Smoke is actually made of droplets or particles, suspended in the air. It’s not a gas, its actually aerosols and solids, such as ash. When its put at a state of rest, these particles will fall to the bottom or stick to the sides. 

How do I know if I’m high 24 hours after I smoked weed?

If you don’t know, somethings wrong. Smoking cannabis will intoxicate you for usually a few hours but edibles can create a longer-lasting effect; later onset so you might feel it longer. Secondly, intoxicated doesn’t mean compounds in the system. Smoke a joint and you might be high for a few hours but the THC can stay in your system for days and weeks. So you may not be high but you will fail a drug test. If you really don’t know, maybe go see a doctor?

Stoner Advice: My friends figured this out if high school

Mitko’s Rule – If you can’t tell if you’re baked or not, you are definitely baked. 

The hand test 

Hold your hand out in front of you and look past your hand. 

Look at your hand in your peripheral vision; does it look kind of small and almost like a cartoon? If so, you are baked. (Especially if you did the hand test)

Is weed illegal on Mars?

So, if you go online, you can buy land on Mars. Technically, if you buy a large enough amount, you can declare it a state. Then, decide to declare weed legal. The only problem is that these are all scams. You can’t buy property outside of Earth. However, there are some laws that govern space and they are usually, based around weapons of mass destruction. Since cannabis isn’t a weapon of mass destruction, therefore is no law against it.

Cannabis and Mars

Would wasps or hornets get high from weed smoke?

Any class of animal that has been studied has an endocannabinoid system. So yes, animals can be affected by cannabis. Insects do not have an endocannabinoid system, thus, it’s just wasting the joint

How do I smoke weed out of a pipe in the bathroom without it smelling?

If you must, use really old weed with very little terpenes in it.

Ask an expert about weed smoking

Stoner Advice: Forget that. Get it done with these tips and tricks.

Do symphony orchestra professionals smoke bongs?

Why bongs specifically? I could imagine joints but why bongs? The people who perform in a symphony orchestra are the best at what they do and stage fright is a real issue. They are like high-level athletes under immense pressure. Addiction is very common.

bongs and orchestra

A message from Dr. Markus Roggen.

So, that’s all the weird questions we could find so far! Maybe we can find some more? Thank you for watching Ask an Expert – Episode 5.

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