Shopping for Cannabis


Shopping for cannabis can be overwhelming. The are several different classifications for marijuana buds available for purchase. Here is some information to help your selection process go a little smoother:

First off there are three grades – low, medium and high and from price to appearance to aroma there are many ways to distinguish one from another. Keep in mind personal preference is key. Something that might be considered higher quality might not deliver the effects or be as flavorful as you are looking for. It is best to take note of certain attributes in each when evaluating your selections.

Low grade marijuana,

also known as ‘skank’, ‘dank’, ‘ditchweed’, ‘schwag’ or ‘shake’ tends to have a much lower concentration of cannabinoids than medium or high grade which results in a more subdued, mellow experience. It is not unusual for this ‘mersh weed’ to contain seeds and compressed buds. Its appearance is often dry, with leaves that are light and wispy and are more brown than they are green. Moreover, its taste is often described by users as being earthy, harsh or peppery. Because of its loose, stick-like composition it can be molded together into something known as brick weed.

Medium grade marijuana

In addition, mid grade is known as ‘regs’ or ‘reggie’ and it comprises most of the retail bud market. Medium grade buds are easily identifiable by their lush green hues and colorful pistils and trichomes. Medium grade buds contain very few seeds and have a moderate flavor profile.

Often referred to as ‘top shelf’

‘chronic’ or loud, high grade cannabis has many characteristics that help it stand out from the rest. The leaves are dense and vibrant. The sugary trichomes have very diverse colors and complex aromas. Overall, there are a lot of attributes to consider when buying cannabis that will vary depending on taste such as effects, price, quantity and smell.Additionally, potency and quality are not necessarily the same thing. The relaxed mellow effect from schwag might be just what you’re looking for or the more intense flavorful experience of high grade is what you’re into. There are large variances in test data and lab results as well. It’s best to do your research and take note of characteristics you enjoy.

Furthermore, shopping for cannabis can be intimidating if you don’t know what you are looking for. At Golden State Greens we have cannabis experts ready to help you choose the best cannabis for your needs. We have discounts for students, seniors, veterans, disabled patrons. Find the best ounce deals, CBD oil, the best edibles, clones and more. Shop at a legal and licenced dispensary and buy cannabis you can trust. Lastly, follow our instagram for the latest news and updates.

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