When I first started shopping at the cannabis dispensary, I wasn’t sure how to tell the top quality flower from sub par strains.
I noticed that I enjoyed the flavor and effects of particular brands more than others, but after wasting my currency purchasing numerous strains of flower that I didn’t like at all, I decided to educate myself.
I l gained that the labels of indica, sativa and hybrid are more about the plant’s origin than the effects it provides. While almost everyone consider indicas unbelievable and sativas energizing, there are a lot of factors that influence the experience. I now suppose that the color of the flower is important, then the weed should be a bright green hue, possibly with flecks of green and orange. I look for vivid yellow hairs or pistils that let me suppose the bud was cultivated at peak maturity. If the pistils are pale white, the plant was harvested too early. If they are gray or brown, the plant is old. There should also be an abundance of mushroom-shaped, tiny crystals covering the bud. These are the trichomes that contain the cannabinoids and terpenes. The more trichomes there are, the more potent the weed. The bed should be dense and thick but neither sticky or crumbly. The odor should be pungentâ€¦ Cannabis should not odor like hay or be musty in any way. I watch for any signs of webs, mold or bugsâ€¦ For the most part, the packaged flower at legal dispensaries is respectfully grown, harvested and labeled. The label provides important information such as THC and CBD levels.