If we are marijuana smokers, we will have to obtain the weed somehow . In general, people grow it, but there are times when the crop goes to waste or does not produce what we expected. In this case we have to turn to the black market to buy our precious marijuana. This leads us to think about the marijuana we are buying, since we do not know the process it took until it ended up in our hands. Now we are going to look at several points, in which we will determine how to know if you have quality marijuana, whether purchased or grown Activated carbon filter.
Texture and shape:
The shape is the first thing we have to look at when we are going to buy marijuana. Each variety has its structure, but whether they are spongy or tight, they have to be well formed and with a good presence. Anything that we see that is very far from the shape of a conventional bud will mean that it has been manipulated a lot, whether in the process (harvesting, drying, transportation…). This will cause our grass to have lost a lot of resin and quality in general. On the other hand, if the marijuana comes from a plant that was cut prematurely, its buds will be very flabby, with hardly any flavor or effect.
The smell is another very important piece of information when buying our marijuana. This means that whenever we go shopping, it will have to have a good smell, although each one has its own nuances . If they show us an odorless herb, it means that it is of poor quality or that it has degraded for some reason. Maybe to get its fragrance out we have to press it lightly with our fingertips, but we may have to break the bud. Once we have pressed it and crushed the resin glands a little, the aroma of each variety should come out. If, on the other hand, we detect an odor that is not typical of marijuana, we will have to discard it. This is because I could carry some element that is not marijuana itself, and could be toxic to humans.
If we look at it from the outside, it must be very ripe and look appetizing (including its color, which must be green, never brown or yellow). With the naked eye we can observe it and see if it has any contaminating element, such as earth or an insect. If we have a magnifying glass/microscope, to be able to analyze our marijuana with more precision, it will be the most professional option. If we have it, we can see up close if it has any kind of microscopic pathogen or see the trichomes. If the resin glands have a translucent tone, it will mean that the marijuana was not yet at the optimal harvest point. If they have a whitish or milky tone, it will be at the perfect time for consumption (higher psychoactive potency). Finally, if these resin glands (trichomes) have an amber color, it means that this herb is overripe or stale. Knowing this, it will be a good idea to buy a magnifying glass, because every time we go to buy our herb we can check its condition more closely (there are magnifying glasses from 5-10 euros, to more than 50 euros).
When we talk about the internal aspect, we are referring to the inside of the buds. In this case we will have to observe it in the same way as when we examine it from the outside. We can see it with the naked eye and detect if there are caterpillars, fungi, etc. If we want to have a more professional view, we can also use the magnifying glass, since there may also be microscopic pathogens inside. Otherwise, the grass has to look the same appetizing inside as it does on the outside. It has to have body and resin, and not have empty spaces, otherwise it will mean that they have given it a high PK, but they have not added the necessary carbohydrates for the bud to be well formed.
This process is the last one we will do to confirm that the cannabis we have is quality. We only have to reach this moment, if by checking the other aspects we have seen that it is worthy of tasting (good smell, free of pests and fungi, and good color). When we roll up a joint and try it, we’ll really be able to see the potential it has. We will notice its flavor, which is a very important part, since whether we like the herb more or less will depend on it. If you have taken care to cultivate it well, respecting the times of use of fertilizers and insecticides/fungicides, we will have a purer and healthier herb. To get an idea of the remains that our weed may have, we can look at smoking and the ash. We should not smoke it if a spark comes out when smoking or if the ash is dark (almost black) and difficult to come off the joint. This means that the herb may contain a lot of chlorophyll, which would be the least problematic thing that can happen to us. We will only have to continue with the curing process, to continue rotting the chlorophyll, until the herb gains more flavor (going from having a strong green to a much lighter shade). If the grass is well cured, it will mean that it will contain high doses of fertilizers, fungicides and/or insecticides. If so, it is not recommended that we smoke it, as we can become intoxicated by consuming marijuana in this state.
Now that we know a little about the qualities that quality marijuana should have, we can smoke it without problems, whether it is our own or purchased. In the event that it is purchased, we can do an examination of the herb itself and see if we can keep it (without feeling scammed again). If we can, we have to find someone we trust to grow it ourselves, since this way we will be more sure that we get a quality product that is as healthy as possible. That will be if you buy it, but as we always say, the best marijuana will be the one we grow, since we will be 100% sure of what it contains.