10 Ways To Tell Your Weed Is Good Quality

In this video by Crutch 420, he tells you what to look out for to make sure you’re smoking good quality weed, all while he enjoys a Cherry Diesel joint.

Mar 4, 2017 - Todd Farmington

Photo credit: Big Buds Mag


Photo credit: Big Buds Mag

Knowing the difference between dank and bunk weed is very important. Bad quality weed can actually do you harm, as it might contain pesticides. In this video by Crutch 420, he tells you what to look out for to make sure you’re smoking good quality weed, all while he enjoys a delicious Cherry Diesel (50/50 hybrid) joint.

The importance of knowing good quality weed

Crutch 420 was inspired to make this video after going to smoke with some friends, but the weed didn’t look right or smell right. 

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.

1. Look for crystals

The biggest giveaway to how high your weed will get you is the amount of crystals/trichomes it has. The more crystals you can see, the higher the THC content. 

2. Color of the weed

Good quality weed should be green, with some flecks of orange, and sometimes some purple. Brown weed is bad weed. It could contain mold, pesticides, and chemical so don’t smoke it.

3. Orange hair count

A lot of orange hairs means your plant was well pollinated and is a matured plant. If you see these hairs then you know you’re in the company of some good weed.

4. Sticky icky icky

Weed should be a good mix of not too wet, and not too dry. It should be a bit sticky, though, as if weed is too dry it will burn too fast. Make sure you store your weed properly to prevent it from drying out.

Check out this article on how to store your weed.

5. Seeds and stems

There should be the bare minimum sticks to hold bud together, no more. And definitely no seeds as they’re associated with bad weed. You want fresh and thick buds.

6. Trim job

While this doesn’t affect smoke, you don’t want to see too many extra leaves. 

7. Smell

You know the distinct smell of cannabis should have a fresh spunkiness. You can smell really dank bud through the bag. Bunk weed smells like hay so avoid it and remember,

If it don’t smell like weeed, don’t smoke it.

8. Taste

Good weed tastes fresh. If it tastes off, it’s bad weed and you shouldn’t smoke it.

9. Spider mites

Beware spider mites! Look out for thin white hairs, like a spider web. Pull it out when you see it.

11. The experience

If you’re new and you don’t know what weed should smell or taste like, smoke with people that know, who won’t screw you over. Unfortunately, a shitty dealer means shitty bud. Try to use a recommended supplier.

Check out this article for more tips when you get a new dealer. And take a peek at the Volcano Classic on the Herb Shop for a new smoking accessory.

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