It's with regret that I type this. This post will likely only apply if you are in the UK. For a while now have been receiving high quality, very nice strains. Then this happened. Got one lot and it was just horrible: harsh taste and a weird, kind of piney, incensey sort of smell. Chewed a small bud between the teeth (time honoured test for contamination) and there is no detectable grittiness and no sweet taste. Still, this is really shit in some way, so I set it aside for disposal/cookery. Next lot, smelt better but nothing special. Most people I know are delighted with this "Kandy Kush". However, this is a bit harsh to smoke. When vaped, it is a better, esp at low temps. But at higher temps, a red flag for me is it leaves moisture on the glass - this is a red flag for me and is never normally the case. On the + side. This stuff really does the job, everyone agrees it's a strong stone. It does not keep a solid line of ash like your classic sprayed sh*t. It is not gritty. On the - side. This is kind of spongy, seems sorta fresh - and bud that's been sitting in a bag this long would normally be pretty damn dry by now. Vaping left moisture on my glass - WTF!?? Taste is a bit off. The way I see it, there are two horrible possibilities here, and I would greatly appreciate if any growers/experts/fellow uk-heads could help me distinguish which of these is the most likely? A) A Grower is cutting corners, and not flushing and curing his plants properly to cut time and increase profit. The bud is riddled with fertilizer and shooting powder and whatever other crude stuff has been used. The bud retains moisture, because it's not properly cured and still contains 'sh*t'. Or B) A more insidious way of bulking up weight of skunk has been discovered. We are facing a second wave of the "grit-weed" scandal, but a more subtle version - f**k knows what they are doing now... Please share your knowledge with me on this one. If I'm only dealing with ferty bud, that is one thing - but could this be something more insidious? The most concerning thing about this is no one seems to have noticed. BTW I know that growing your own is the best way, but it's simply not do-able for me at the moment. I dream of one day being able to have a bat-cave, but that's not reality right now.