How to recognise high-quality marijuana?

How to recognise high-quality marijuana?

Modified on: 15/04/2024


Quality marijuana versus bad marijuana: especially if you are not an expert, it can be difficult to tell them apart at a glance.

It may seem trivial to you, but being able to buy a product of the highest quality can make a real difference.

In this article, we will explain how to identify the best marijuana by reading the advice a plant can give you about its state of preservation and ripeness.

You will find tips and advice here.

Quality of the plant? Pay attention to every detail.

It is essential to remember that there are many details to analyse to judge whether the inflorescences are legal marijuana of the highest quality and that only the combination of several positive aspects determines the presence of a good product.

If you are wondering what those details are, here are some of them:

  • Plant health (absence of moulds and pests) ;
  • Colour and structure of the inflorescences ;
  • Presence of hermaphrodite characteristics;
  • Odour and aroma of the inflorescences.

All of the details above depend on the type of crop and the conditions that the plant has been exposed. Besides, the time of harvest, the drying and browning phase are also critical.

But now let’s go into the details and try to understand in practice how to recognise high-quality marijuana by analysing the plant.

CBD Flowers

The appearance of the plant: here’s what’s right and what to avoid.

To understand whether these are CBD cannabis inflorescences of the highest quality, also known as “top shelf”, appearance is the first characteristic that can be easily examined.

Let’s start with the colour.

Legal CBD weed, if it is really good, should be characterised by a beautiful green colour, which tends to be lighter or darker, and sharper.

This green of the plant could also have certain shades :

  • If they tend towards purple, pink or blue, we can say that they are quality plants ;
  • If, on the other hand, among the shades, the most visible colours are light brown, yellow and rust red, we cannot say that they are quality plants. In this case, it is very likely that the plant has been affected by pests or mould, or that it was poorly cultivated.
  • However, in addition to the yellowish and brown tones, the whitish inflorescences also indicate that the cannabis has been exposed to excessive light and that it has suffered burns.

As far as colour is concerned, the indications for buying a quality plant are the shades of a beautiful light green that does not tend to be brown, yellow or white.

Read also: How to recognise a marijuana plant?

As for the structure of the inflorescences, hybrid plants make reading more complicated.

To be considered healthy and of quality, Indica cannabis buds must appear dense and ‘plucked’. Whereas Sativa hemp, if good, is characterised by light, soft buds.

On the other hand, light cannabis hybrids can have both properties. The only way to identify a quality plant (regardless of its specific category) is to avoid plants with bare, open buds.

From a visual point of view, the cutting of the leaves can also be studied. A treatment that can affect the quality of the product or be an indicator of the type of treatment it has undergone.

The CBD flower of choice, usually to avoid damage, is cleaned by hand, especially to preserve the trichomes. Therefore, if you find that the use of industrial cutting machines has damaged these inflorescences, avoid buying and consuming them.

In the visual analysis, it is the essential details that will help you determine whether or not it is high-quality legal marijuana.

CBD Weed

Odour analysis: what should the odour of high-quality marijuana smell like?

After reading the previous paragraph, you will be able to recognise high-quality marijuana from the point of view of appearance, but now we come to the smells and flavours.

The quality of CBD cannabis should be immediately recognisable by its persistent, pungent smell, which is sometimes reminiscent of the smell of the earth. Still, if it is rich in terpenes, it may even be reminiscent of diesel oil.

On the other hand, if you find yourself in front of stands of very weakly scented cannabis flowers that remind you of the smell of hay, it means that the plant has not grown well or has lost its aroma due to poor storage.

If you wonder why one plant smells better than another, the answer lies in the terpenes. Terpenes are groups of molecules that regulate the intensity of fragrances, but also act as modulators of the effect of cannabinoids. They influence the user’s experience both in terms of impact and pleasure.

Read also: Buying CBD in The UK: Indica vs Sativa vs Ruderalis: your choice!

Conclusions on how to recognise the quality of marijuana.

After reading this short guide, you will be able to identify the leading indicators that a cannabis plant can give you in terms of quality. However, if you buy from Justbob, you don’t have this problem.

The legal cannabis that you can find for sale in our CBD online shop is also analysed and certified for its quality in collaboration with the universities of Milan and Turin.

So, if you are looking for the best quality CBD cannabis or legal hash, we recommend that you visit the many offers in our shop. We look forward to seeing you there!