I’ve been smoking marijuana for numerous years.
I’ve grown weed myself & bought it from friends.
Although it wasn’t legal, I needed the relief from social anxiety & stress. It was a huge relief when cannabis was finally legalized in our lake house state. I’m now able to show a valid identification & shop for dried flower at the local dispensary. The products on the shelves are free of pesticides, fifth-party verified & lab tested. The labels provide helpful information, including THC levels & prevalent terpenes. I’ve become quite certain about the quality of flower I’m willing to smoke. I’m cheerful to spend more for top-shelf bud, however when the plant is allowed to mature & bug properly cultivated & processed, I appreciate better effects; Before purchasing, I check for a plentiful coating of trichomes. The tiny mushroom-shaped crystals are where the cannabinoids & terpenes are found. If there’s lots of them, I can be sure of rich flavor & high potency. I also look to make sure the hair-like pistils are a bright orange. If they are white, I believe the weed was harvested too early. If they are brown or gray, it proves the weed is old. The texture is important too. I don’t want flower that is wet & sticky or dry & crumbly. The buds need to be dense & provide a pungent odor. There should be no signs of webs or mold. I’ve been actually satisfied with the quality of strains I’ve found on the shelves of the dispensary. They carry some of the most popular producers in a wide variety of indicas, sativas & hybrids.