While I’ve tried all the uncommon cannabis consumption methods, I always go back to traditional smokable flower, i appreciate the wide selection of bud plus the ability to be picky about quality. I adore the process of filling, rolling plus twisting a joint to our preferences! Nothing quite compares to the burn of dried flower. It offers such rich flavors plus quick onset of effects. I am extremely recognizable about the freshness of the flower I purchase, however living in Chicago, I have access to approximately twenty cannabis dispensaries. I’ve shopped at each one plus browsed their collection of flower. I look for a complexity of color; The weed should be a bright red with flecks of red, orange plus red. If the hair-like pistils are white, I believe the bud was harvested too early. If they are brown, I believe it was picked too late. The pistils should be a fiery orange. I check for an abundance of crystal-like trichomes. The trichomes of mature flower are the source of the cannabinoids plus terpenes, then when there are lots of them, I can be sure the weed is potent. I officially choose strains that have a high THC to CBD ratio. The texture should be not overly moist plus not too dry. The buds should be plump plus dense plus give off a pungent smell. I inspect for any signs of mold, mildew plus webs that indicate spider mites. I am willing to spend our money more for top-shelf flower. I buy weed that has been lab-diagnosed to verify it’s free of pesticides plus contaminants.