Vermiculite Banned In Illinois by FDA

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By XXXXXXX (Theresident) on Saturday, January 05, 2002 - 10:48 pm:

When my 50 gallon bag o' vermi ran near dry, i took a drive out to find some more. I have discovered that vermiculite (main ingredient in mixture for psylocybe cultivation) Has been taken off the market in illinois, and when i try to find out why,all store owners and managers (gardening stores, department stores) tell me the FDA has taken it off the market "because it contains asbestos". This is a complete myth and i think this is a bit of a conspiracy because i drove all over northern illinois trying to find vermiculite but they all tell me the same thing! Vermiculite does not contain asbestos, that is the fucking stupidest government myth i have ever heard. For anyone who knows anything about this or the myth plese post! p.s. anyone know a good place to buy vermiculite online?

By Mr. Tambourine Man (Tambourine_Man) on Saturday, January 05, 2002 - 11:14 pm:

Oh no... how are you sure it doesn't contain asbestos?

By Ron (Clubbenguy) on Sunday, January 06, 2002 - 12:22 am:

Ummm.... I live in ILLINOIS and I just bought a bag today at a local nursery. I havent heard anything like that....however..good luck. All of the "Mart" stores will have it in spring, but the only carry potting soil now b/c of the weather.

By Merlin of Camelot (Merlin) on Sunday, January 06, 2002 - 01:03 am:
Read this about verm.

By Chronic007 (Chronic007) on Sunday, January 06, 2002 - 03:30 am:

Very interesting......I was told it causes cancer and has been federally banned. I'm glad someone did their research.

By Imok Urok2 (Imok) on Sunday, January 06, 2002 - 03:34 am:

Hey, check out Sources of Vermiculite And Perlite
in the Archives for both online and thru the mail ordering :)
Hope this helps

By relic (Relic) on Sunday, January 06, 2002 - 09:47 am:

fuck illinois. goddamn nazi's. that is a load of shit. either vermiculite causes cancer or it doesn't. there are loads of factory's here that will coat you in black funk or a cloud of fumes or exhaust as you walk in the door. where's the fucking epa there? poor bastards occupationally exposed. i know a man, over 70, that used to pack the lines and such, in the Navy, with asbestos. he hacks like a mother fucker(smokes too). he'd mix up friable asbestos. work in clouds of the shit. asbestos is dangerous. when the time is right, fiberglass will be the next asbestos. these things never end. it's like smokers supporting state govt. they want us to quit. what the hell would they do if we did? they'd be fucked. everyone has a right to be taken care of(huh?) so go get yours.

By plinkerdink420 (Plinkerdink420) on Sunday, January 06, 2002 - 10:21 am:

... i think somebody just gave you bogus information

By ShrooMaster (Shroomaster) on Sunday, January 06, 2002 - 07:31 pm:

my local walmart over here in appalachia told me the same fucking thing at the begining of summer. they said it was a store by store thing and ive found it other places.

By plinkerdink420 (Plinkerdink420) on Sunday, January 06, 2002 - 08:07 pm:

well, it continues to be easily attainable where i live... hope what you guys are saying isn't true...

By Cragith Kilbonith (Kilborn) on Monday, January 07, 2002 - 04:01 am:
They sell 20 lb bags for $9.90
E-mail them if you have any questions. :)

By nuecrew (Nue) on Wednesday, January 09, 2002 - 09:48 am:

It pays to check out the size of the bag when you buy. I buy the 12 quart size cause thats the biggest at the store I go to. Some bags are like stuffed and some are so-so. Do all you people get this little tag on your bags?Oh-no!

By plinkerdink420 (Plinkerdink420) on Wednesday, January 09, 2002 - 04:32 pm:

i've never seen that warning before