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How to Select High Quality Weed

June 7, 2017

Do you know the difference between high quality, medium quality, and low quality weed? You may notice a difference once you start to smoke it, but can you tell just by looking at it? Yes, and here are some tips from your local Denver dispensary on how to spot quality weed:

How to Spot Low Quality Cannabis

The cannabis that you find within a Denver dispensary should not be low quality, but it doesn’t hurt to learn how to spot this type of cannabis just in case. Low quality weed tends to be mostly brown instead of green because it has dried out. Most low quality cannabis has an earthy scent, but this alone does not indicate that cannabis is low quality.  
Low quality weed does not have a high concentration of cannabinoids such as THC and CBD, so you won’t experience as many effects from this type of cannabis. In fact, you may even suffer unpleasant side effects after smoking low quality weed, including headaches and dry mouth.

How to Spot Medium Quality Cannabis

The slang term “mids” refers to medium quality cannabis. Much of the cannabis that is grown in the U.S. is considered to be in this category. Medium quality cannabis will be green in color, and may have colorful pistils as well. The smell will not be overpowering, but it will be more pleasant than the smell of low quality cannabis.
You should experience a satisfying high from smoking or consuming mids. However if you are smoking cannabis to treat extreme pain, you may need to choose high quality cannabis that will provide you with the maximum amount of pain relief. See the best strains of marijuana for pain relief.

How to Spot High Quality Cannabis

High quality weed will be much more colorful than low or medium quality cannabis, so it should visually stick out. You should see a mixture of greens and even orange colors on weed that is of a high quality, and the smell should be incredibly strong as well. High quality buds are much denser than low quality buds, and they should feel slightly sticky when handled. Most of the time, this type of cannabis is closely trimmed. But if you see some leaves still on the bud, this means the leaves could not be trimmed off without removing trichomes, which produce cannabinoids and should be left on the bud.
It’s rare to find seeds when you buy high quality cannabis, but not completely unheard of. High quality cannabis has a high concentration of cannabinoids, so you will experience a much more powerful high. Of course, because it is a higher quality, you should expect to pay more for this type of cannabis.
For more tips related to consuming cannabis, or to see our selection of high quality cannabis, stop by Altitude Dispensary, a Denver dispensary. Our knowledgeable budtenders can help you find the right medical or recreational product to suit your needs. Contact Altitude Dispensary for more information today!