Back in the day, you couldn’t afford to be picky about the cannabis you bought; you took what you could get. But now that cannabis is widely available, you have no shortage of options to choose from. Store shelves are fully stocked with indicas, sativas, and everything in between.
You’re left with the opposite problem: It feels like there are too many types of weed to choose from. If you’re new to cannabis culture, you might be wondering how to distinguish top-tier weed from bud that’s seen better days.
There’s a lot more to good weed than its THC content. In this blog, we’re going to cover all the qualities you should look for when choosing your cannabis:
At a Glance
What can you learn just by looking at the cannabis bud? You’d be surprised. Right off the bat, you’ll want to pay attention to the following:
That Unmistakable Odour
While weed has a strong smell, different strains have all sorts of subtle notes and terpene profiles. Various strains of cannabis give off all kinds of aromas.
Break off a piece of cannabis and take a deep whiff. What do you notice? Is it sour? Sweet? Earthy? Or spicy? When cannabis has a diverse aromatic profile, it typically means you have some quality bud on your hands.
Break off a bud from your cannabis, and rub it between your fingers. Does it feel sticky and soft? Or dry and crumbly? Sticky and resinous weed indicates potency and freshness. If your cannabis feels as dry as the desert, it’s probably past its prime.
Taste & Smoke
This might be the best part of testing cannabis; it’s time to try it out. You can ingest your cannabis however you prefer, whether that’s smoking it, vaping it, or eating it. Your goal is to pay close attention to its flavour profile. The more nuanced the flavour profile is, the better.
With edibles, the other ingredients may interfere with the true taste of your cannabis. But when you’re smoking or vaping weed, pay attention to its unique flavour. You can ask yourself things like:
A smooth taste and full-bodied flavour are both signs that you’ve picked an excellent brand of cannabis.