At the end of the day, quality cannabis is produced by quality growers. Producing great cannabis is not magic—it is a skill that is developed over time through hard work. Good weed should be nothing short of amazing because the proper time was put into it. You will be able to see, taste, and smell the effort that goes into growing quality cannabis.
Lastly, there is something to be said about shipping and handling. Quality flower is dried and cured properly. This allows your flower to be tasty, smooth, and free of mold. I always buy flower in a jar, as a plastic bag destroys the trichomes on the outside of the flower.
Another way to look at it is that when you pay more for quality cannabis, you are paying for the compounds that are not THC. Unfortunately, since very few of these compounds can be found on the label, it can be difficult to determine if the product you’re buying is worth the extra cash.
Characteristics of quality cannabis
While not all products will have their full chemistry on their label, there are ways to determine if the cannabis is of high quality.
So, what is the difference between that $20 and $60 eighth of Purple Punch? Why spend the extra cash? To answer those questions, we have to take a look at the characteristics that define quality cannabis.
If you’re lucky enough to live in an area that allows you to smell flower before it is packaged, you have an advantage. Smelling flower is the best way to determine its terpene profile. The more pungent the aroma, the more terpenes are present. You want it to smell loud!
A THC-dominant flower that is lacking diversity in terpenes and cannabinoids will produce an experience that is one-dimensional, short lived, and maybe even anxiety-provoking.
You’ll also notice that it lacks the fine, beautiful little hairs that characterize the appearance of top-shelf kush.
Unlike Reggie, there really isn’t any negative connotations associated with mid-grade weed.
Characteristics of Bad Low-Quality Weed
Does that sound like you? No problem. We’re here to help. Today we are going to explore all of the various types of cannabis currently available for consumption to help you understand the quality of weed that you smoke and how to select the best cannabis to smoke.
Again, feel is going to depend on a fairly wide range of factors including the strain, your tolerance level, and what you decide to smoke it out of.
This is what you call loud weed. When you get top-shelf you better expect a smell that is going fill the room. It will always depend on the strain but you’re probably going to encounter a very skunky very dense smell with this caliber of kush, with fruity, sweet, or vanilla notes introduced to the mix depending in the strain.