How To Identify A Good Weed | Smell, Looks, Texture & Taste

How To Identify A Good Weed

Knowing how to identify a good weed becomes second nature as you gain experience through cannabis consumption. Eventually, you can simply eyeball a strain and know if it’s good or not.

Last week on “A Stoner’s Journey” [a Podcast relating to all things cannabis], the hosts, Splint & Jay spoke about the quality of weed. Within the episode, they illustrated the telltale signs of good weed.

Today, we will be walking you through those telltale signs. So here’s what you need to look for when you’re searching for good weed.

How To Identify A Good Weed:

Good Weed Characteristic 1: The Smell

A good bud should have a well-developed terpene profile. Terpenes are responsible for the particular smell of the bud. This also provides you with some insight as to what the taste might be. Terpenoids also play an important role in “effect”.

Depending on the type of terpene found within the particular bud, it could either provide you with an uplifting effect, as is the case with pinene or a deeper cerebral high or linalool, which would provide a more body high.

If your weed doesn’t have a pronounced smell, odds are that the terpene profile isn’t developed. This counts as points against the baggy.

Characteristic 2: The Look

They say you can’t judge a book by its cover. This is somewhat true for cannabis as well, however, the visual appeal will provide you with a lot of insight into how the plant was developed.

For starters, good weed would have tight resin covered nugs. There would be hardly any leaf on the plant. You should see red hairs, crystals and absolutely no seeds in it. This, while not providing you with insight to the potency, will let you know if the grower trimmed, flushed and cured his or her weed.

Characteristic 3: The Texture

The next little examination you can conduct on your baggy of weed is picking it up and touching a nug. The first thing you should notice is that the bud is dense and sticky to the touch. The resin should stick to your fingers.

There should also be a bit of weight to the nugs. Many times, you can see a big nug that has no density. This means that the cannabis plant didn’t have time to mature before harvest. This will definitely affect potency.

Characteristic 4: The Taste & Effect

If you purchased a baggy and are not sure about whether it’s good or not, you’ll have to taste it to confirm. This means sparking up a bowl and taking a fat hit.

Just take one hit! Don’t take more. If you want to judge the potency of the strain, it’s best to see the effect of the lowest dose possible. If that one hit got you high, you’re sitting on some good weed.

Take note of the taste and compare it with the smell. Do you identify other “flavors” in it?

Furthermore, see whether you’re feeling higher in the head or in the body? This will tell you if it’s an indica dominant or sativa dominant strain.

Once you’ve waited for about 40 minutes, you can continue to toke up as usual. You simply need to give yourself time to feel the effects of the weed at low doses to know ‘how good your weed truly is’. Once you figured this out, you can modulate your doses to maximize the duration of your baggy.

Final Thoughts

It’s important to know how to identify a good weed from a bad weed. Over the years, every stoner develops a 6th sense in relation to finding premium bud. Over time, you will too. For now, this basic guide should help you on your way!

Similarly important to identifying good weed, you should also be able to identify bad weed. You should also check out our article on the telltale signs of bad weed.

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