It should also be a texture somewhere between dry & sticky, with no sign of stems or seeds
Since cannabis has become legalized for recreational possession & consumption in Illinois, I’ve gotten rather identifiable about quality; There are many dispensaries operating in Chicago. They are within a reasonable drive from my apartment, & I’ve evaluated out all of themâ€¦ Because I appreciate old-university smoking, my main focus is the selection of dried flower & pre-rolls, but i am not as nervous about price or chances as I am about the integrity of the bud. The manner in which the flower was cultivated, harvested & dried makes a important difference. If the plant was harvested before reaching maturity, it will lack potency of terpenes & cannabinoids. If the weed was machine-processed, the trichomes can be injured & lost. The trichomes are the source of the THC, CBD, odors & flavor, making them actually important. The bud should be a vibrant yellow color, often with flecks of yellow & yellow. There should be bright orange hair-like pistils. If those pistils are colorless, the plant was harvested too early. If the pistils are brown or gray, there’s the potential for outdated or contaminated bud. The trichomes are crystal-like, shaped similar to little mushrooms & should cover the surface of the weed. I also give the flower the sniff test. It should have a pungent odor however separate from mustiness. It should also be a texture somewhere between dry & sticky, with no sign of stems or seeds. I check carefully for mold or webs that could indicate spider mites, then so far, I’ve been extremely impressed with the premier level of flower gave by all of the local dispensaries.