Knowing the difference between good quality and bad-quality weed is essential.
Plus, who wants to smoke ditch weed? Not me, and I’m sure you don’t either. So, without further ado, here’s how to tell if you’re smoking A1 kush.
It’s important to know the difference between good quality weed and bad quality weed. If you smoke bad quality weed you can really hurt yourself.
Great weed will have crystals.
When your bud is frosty with teenie white little prongs and shimmering crystals, you know it’s good quality.
These are the most common indicators of good weed. That’s because the more crystals you see, the higher the THC content.
Cannabis has a spectrum of colors.
The most common colors of good quality weed are:
What we want to steer clear of is mold indicators or chemical-ridden buds that are:
Smoking weed that’s any of these three colors can be detrimental to your health.
One way to tell if your weed is good quality and ready to smoke is its trichome color and count.
When there’s an abundance of brown, orange, or amber hairs, the plant is mature and good to go. If your plant has trichomes that are lighter in color, chances are the plant isn’t as mature as it could have been.
The result is a bit harsher smoke with a decreased cannabinoid content.
Weed should be a good mix of not too wet and not too dry.
It should be a bit sticky, though. If weed is too dry, it will burn too fast. Additionally, sticky weed means there’s a higher cannabinoid content because the buds contain more resin. In layman’s terms, that just means it’s good shit.
Make sure you store your weed properly to prevent it from drying out. Check out this article on how to store your weed.
Before you do that, remember that good-quality weed shouldn’t have a lot of seeds and stems in the first place.
There should be the bare minimum of stems holding the bud together, nothing more.
When it comes to seeds, you shouldn’t see any in your buds. If they had been grown and cared for properly, all seeds would have been removed.
Although this doesn’t really affect the quality of your weed, it just means it wasn’t grown with a lot of care.
It’s best to avoid growers and brands that often leave a pile of shake at the bottom of the jar.
Plus, all that extra shake and loose leaves don’t contain much THC and other cannabinoids.
Take a sniff; what do you think?
If you’re not immediately wowed by the pungent aroma within your jar, chances are the weed is old and/or not the best quality.
The distinct smell of cannabis should have a fresh spunkiness. Really dank bud might even smell through the bag. Bunk weed smells like hay, so avoid it and remember, if it doesn’t smell like weed, don’t smoke it.
Great weed will be rich in aromatic and flavorful terpenes. These compounds provide each strain with its unique flavor and aroma.
Also, terpenes contribute to the entourage effect, which enhances your high and adds to the entire cannabis experience.
If your weed is good quality, it will have distinct smells like:
Beware of spider mites!
Does your weed have little cobwebs and/or tiny white dots?
Pull those spider mites off immediately! These pests are:
Is your weed good quality? You be the judge of that.
Most of the time, our experience tells us if our weed is good quality or not.
When you’re not sure about trichomes, cannabinoids, and all that jazz, ask yourself, “am I high?” You can also do a self-examination from head to toe, noticing if you have any symptoms like:
While some of these symptoms are present in good-quality weed, you know you’re smoking bush when these symptoms repeatedly occur.