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Taste is going to depend mostly on what type of strain you are dealing with. Depending on the bud you might encounter fruity notes, or even nice earthy tones. And of course, the better the bud the danker the taste!

This dank weed is going to kick in hard and quick and it will probably leave you feeling nice and goofy for a few hours. The potency of this type of bud is the exact reason a lot of people use it medicinally. If you need to treat pain or mitigate the effects of anxiety or depression don’t settle for less than the best.

Besides helping to increase tax revenue and decrease rates of mass incarceration, legal weed is just very convenient and has been long overdue. With a recent flip in some of the administration’s views on state rights, we are taking another stride in the adoption of legal marijuana. Even Congress is working towards making marijuana legal across the board.

THC Levels

You’ll also notice that it lacks the fine, beautiful little hairs that characterize the appearance of top-shelf kush.

The buzz of a good mid is a little bit more mellow and nuanced than that of Reggie.

Strains are always going to taste different depending on the strain. You might get spicy components, a lemony zest, fruit loops or just a purely earthy flavor. If you really want to taste the bud we recommend good glassware or roll a joint using unbleached hemp papers.

The THC content in most Reggie ranges from around 12-15%. Better strains of weed generally boast a THC level of about 20%, with variations going as high as 35%.

Quality buds are only produced by female cannabis plants – males produce pollen sacks, which you don’t want to smoke! Strong female genetics remain female even through the potential stresses encountered while growing.

Avoid cannabis with any evidence of mold and pests

Though it doesn’t get you high (unlike THC, it is non-psychoactive), athletes and travelers find CBD incredibly helpful for pain relief. Others find help with anxiety and stress, and it is used to treat drug-resistant epilepsy and other inflammatory disorders.

Trimming

Quality cannabis buds should be generally green in color, not brown! The exact shade can range from lighter, frosty greens to darker, forest greens, with undertones that range from purple to rosy to golden.

Usually, the problem is prematurely harvested buds as opposed to those which are over-ripened (especially with sativa strains, as they have longer flowering periods). Premature harvesting is especially common in illegal states where the underground cultivators seek to complete more flower cycles in a year to maximize yield (at the expense of quality).

Mold manifests itself as white, powdery mildew (distinct from the crystalline trichomes) or a grey, fuzzy mold, depending on the particular fungal pest. Insects like mites, gnats, thrips, and aphids can leave fecal matter, eggs and even dead friends behind on your buds — ew. If any of these critters, or traces of them, are in your herb, don’t smoke it!

Following the harvest, cannabis buds must be trimmed in order to eliminate the leaves surrounding the bud. Quality cannabis buds should be tightly hand-trimmed as opposed to machine-trimmed.

Unfortunately, an increasing number of companies are using trimming machines so they can cut the weed at lightning speed, which is why we recommend purchasing hand-trimmed flower.

When you grow a proper strain of marijuana and harvest, dry, and cure it to perfection, it has an unmistakable smell and taste of glorious musk.

Also, if you have seeds in your bowl, their destruction could ruin the rest of the weed — not to mention your expensive glass piece. Try and avoid buying buds visibly loaded with seeds and stems – unless you’re getting it for a preposterously low price.

Good or Bad Weed – An Overview

At the time of writing, 33 states plus D.C. allow either recreational or medicinal marijuana. That number is subject to change as states continue to hold ballots to decide whether to change the legal status of weed.

There is a price to pay with trimming machines. They lack the care of experienced human trimmers and can even wreck the trichome content of the weed (as a result, you end up with less potent marijuana). If the cannabis looks mangled by a machine – or if it contains a lot of fan leaves – buy something else.

If the trichome color has an amber tinge to it, the plant was probably harvested too late and may contain higher levels of CBN. Although this cannabinoid has some potential medical benefits, it can result in a reduced high that makes you feel queasy or super tired.

Ideally, growers harvest cannabis when the trichomes have a milky white color. Under a magnifying glass, they resemble tiny bright mushrooms. It’s pretty beautiful.