How to Buy Quality Weed

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When you walk into a weed store, you are met with a huge choice of goods. How do you even begin to navigate your options? Why would you spend $60 on an eighth of Purple Punch that’s 23% THC when there is a $20 eighth from another brand with 28 percent THC? And it may be even harder if you are purchasing online and can’t see the product.

In my experience for a budtender, I found that cost, THC percent, and strain name would be the most common reasons customers pick
a product. Even though these criteria are great for narrowing your choices, none of them talk to the quality of a product. So, what is the gap between that $20 and $60 eighth of Purple Punch? Why spend the extra cash? To answer those questions, we must take a look at the features that define grade weed.

Quality weed is much more than THC

This complex arrangement of substances –known as the entourage effect when consumed–will produce robust, well-rounded effects that result in a more enjoyable high. Another way to check at it is that if you pay more for quality weed, you are paying for the compounds that are not THC. Regrettably, since very few of those compounds can be found on the label, it can be difficult to figure out whether the product you’re buying is worth the excess cash. Whilst not all products are going to have their entire chemistry on their tag, but there are ways to find out if the cannabis is of high quality.

Characteristics of high grade weed

If you don’t have the capability to smell flower before you purchase it, freshness is going to be your best indicator for determining the grade of a commodity. Suitable storage can delay this process, but nothing will totally stop it. So be sure to inspect the harvest date on your flower
prior to purchase, since the chemical complexity is dependent upon it–you are ensuring the chemicals responsible for your entourage effect are still there.

If you’re fortunate enough to live in an area that allows you to smell flower before it is packaged, you have an advantage. Smelling flower is the perfect approach to determine its own terpene profile. The more pungent the odor, the further terpenes are present. You want the smell to hit you. You also want to make sure you check the health and ripeness of the trichomes. A ideal trichome will be milky white, and a plant
with strong nourishment will likely be blanketed by them. Ensuring your bud has ripe trichomes allows you to go through the flower at its peak ripeness.

Finally, there is something to be said regarding handling and shipping. This allows your flower to become yummy, smooth, and free of mold. A jar has a very minimal effect on the general price of this product but a large effect on your own experience of the product. At the conclusion of the day, quality weed is made by quality growers. Producing great weed isn’t magic–it is a skill that’s developed over the years through hard work. Fantastic weed ought to be nothing short of fantastic because the suitable time was put into it. You’ll have the ability to see, taste, and smell the effort which goes into developing quality weed.

Being able to trust a grower also gives you confidence when trying a new strain. You can not always understand the way the strain
will influence you, however you can know if the strain was grown by someone who values quality. If you like a particular strain
out of a grower, try another one of their strains, you might like it. The encounter of a particular flower will probably be unique to you, but the beauty of this will be apparent to everybody.