For most people who have the privilege of buying weed in a dispensary, high quality weed is typically the norm. For those who aren’t fortunate to be in a legal weed state, you’ll have to judge the quality of your weed in different ways.
Today we’ll be talking about the different things to look for when you’re judging the quality of your weed.
The Smell Of Quality Weed
While smell has nothing to do with potency, it provide some indication in regards to the terpene levels. This allows you to judge more or less the “type of high” you might experience as terpenoids play a significant role in the effect.
To be fair, I have smoked weed in the past that had a very minimal “stink” to it, and it was some of the more potent weeds I have ever smoked in my life. Additionally, I have smoked weed that stank through a bag and experienced a milder effect.
The only thing the smell of the weed will show you is how developed the terpenes are and based on the smell, what type of high you could experience. I won’t be jumping into the depths of terpenes here because that topic is vast to say the least.
Trichomes & Crystals
Looking at the trichomes will also give you an indication whether you’re smoking quality weed or not. If the bud has a lot of crystals on it, and it’s quite sticky – You’ve got some good weed!
If it’s lacking crystals, it’s either because the plant was harvested too soon, it was packaged or compressed or it wasn’t properly stored during the curing phase.
The more THC crystals your bud has, the more potent it ought to be. It’s basic math, more THC = greater high. Simple right.
Finally, how dry or moist is the bud. If it’s too moist, it still requires some curing time to truly ensure that it’s quality weed. If it’s too dry, a lot of the THC degraded with light and heat and turned into other chemical compounds. It might not necessarily indicate whether the quality is good or bad, however it will diminish the effect of the weed if it’s too dry. – How to dry weed after harvest,
High Quality Weed should be sticky to touch due to all the resin glands. It should be dry, but not too dry. Sort of crispy. The smell profile should be defined. There should be no seeds. It should be covered with crystals.
This is a quick guide on spotting high quality weed on the fly. If you’re buying from a dispensary, you should already know all the tell-tale signs.
The Lack Of Seeds
High quality weed has no seeds in it. This is because growers separate male cannabis plants from female cannabis plants. Since there’s no cross pollination, there is no seed production within the flowering stage of the plant.
The moment a female plant starts producing seeds, she diverts energy from producing THC. Therefore, if your stash has a lot of seeds in it, it’s weaker than it ought to be. If the weed is still very potent and has a lot of seeds, it’s a good idea to save the seeds and grow one properly.