While there are all sorts of cannabis consumption methods available, I care about the old-school smoking of flower, and i can care about the convenience of vapes, the discretion of tinctures and the fun of edibles, however I don’t guess they compare to lighting up nice quality bud.
I prefer the process of rolling the joint, the odor of burning weed and the bite of inhaling the smoke. I’ve checked out the several dispensaries in our hometown of Portland and found the best brands and strains of weed available. I am quite particular about the quality of the marijuana flower that I purchase. I look for complex and bright colors, make sure to sniff test for pungent terpenes and check that there are no stems or seeds, but one of the most substantial aspects is an abundance of trichomes coating the surface of the bud. The trichomes contain cannabinoids responsible for potency and the terpenes that supply each strain its distinctive odor and taste! When there is a plentiful supply of crystal-like trichomes, I can be sure the weed has been correctly cultivated, harvested and cured. It periodically requires a magnifying glass to see the trichomes. I correctly use our smartphone to snap a quick option of the buds. I then zoom in to verify the characteristics. The trichomes should be colorless and look prefer small mushrooms. If they are precious or too tiny, the bud may have been prematurely harvested or machine trimmed. It won’t be as potent or beneficial. It’s especially substantial to assume the difference between trichomes and mold. The trichomes are shiny, sparkly and crystal-like while mold tends to be more gray and fuzzy.