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June 15, 2021

The Differences Between Premium And Cheap Weed

Just like with many other products in all kinds of verticals in life, weed has a high-quality and lower-quality selection to choose from. As you’d expect, the premium weed will provide a lot more for a customer in the way of effect and satisfaction. The cheaper alternatives will still do the job required, but the product will not be filled with as much quality as the former. 

 

In this article, we’re going to be running through a few significant differences between the most expensive and coveted – and the cheaper products that are readily available. If you’re looking to learn a little more about the styles and selections, then don’t hesitate to read on.

 

The Smell 

If cannabis is cultivated to the best possible standards, then it’s typically going to give off a pleasant and attractive aroma. There are many different kinds of terms that describe a high-quality product, such as skunk, diesel, and pine. They’re often also described as dank or loud in this day and age. At the end of the day, if the smell is more poignant, then the quality is sure to be there. 

 

Lower-quality flowers will likely emit a variety of odd fragrances. Even if you’re not experienced in this field, you’ll likely be able to tell if a batch is a little off as they’ll reek of a musty aroma. This is likely because they’re aged or compromised. It will have degraded from being stored away for too long. They may have just also been mishandled.

 

How It Looks 

A high-end, fresh flower will have hints in the way it looks that will help you understand whether it’s of high quality or not. In many eyes, most cannabis products look very lovely. A top-of-the-range strain will easily display a vibrant selection of colors, however. A solid cannabis product will possess a deep green with red or orange hairs. They’ll also have blue and purple colors in many other instances. 

 

Trichomes are small, glimmering appendages on the plants that create and hold together the things responsible for the flower’s smell, flavor, and effects. If the plant has more of these situated on them, then they’re going to be seen as a better product than those with fewer. The more you can see with the naked eye, the more potent it is going to be. If your eyesight isn’t doing the trick, a magnifying glass can also be used to snuff these out. 

 

When it comes to low-quality weed, the look will be that of a discolored flower. Seeds and stems will also be apparent. This will likely be due to mold, old age, pesticides, or chemicals – or all of the above. You likely will be able to know immediately if you have bad weed on your hands – even if you’re not the most experienced.

 

The Feel Of It

The best cannabis will be sticky and slightly spongy. The stem would snap easily and the bud will be relatively easy to break apart. Buds shouldn’t be too wet or soft, however – in this case, they’ll have a higher chance of developing mold or mildew. 

 

Lower-quality flowers will likely be too dry and very brittle to the touch. They’ll feel as though they have no weight behind them, unlike the high-quality stickiness. Bad weed will also crumble straight away when handled. Overly wet buds have stems that will not snap and will stay put when squeezed significantly. That extra moisture content makes the likes of mold and mildew a lot more likely. 

 

Structure

Expertly cultivated Sativa flowers will likely be light and fluffy in their shape and overall composition. Indica ones will be tighter and denser in terms of their flower structure. Hard flowers are a sign that cultivators have used plant growth regulators – these can lead to an unpleasant taste, unfortunately. Fluffy flowers are likely to be a signal that the plant was not grown under sufficient light intensity – and also wasn’t cultivated to its full potential. 

 

Poor flower structure can be easily detected if you look close enough. When someone is negligent regarding their growth, they can produce a simply inferior-looking plant. High-quality and properly cultivated flowers will often be aesthetically pleasing. A plant's structure won’t really tell you about its chemical composition, but it will certainly let you know about the kind of life it has had up until this point. Bad lighting and growing conditions will lead to nugs that are fluffy or airy. 

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