I am rather picky about the cannabis flower that I smoke.
I live in a state where recreational cannabis is legal.
In my area, there are several different dispensaries to choose from. I’ve visited every one of them. I checked out their selections of smokable dried flower. I know that the color of the bud should be complex and vivid. I look for greens, blues and purples with bright orange pistils. If the pistils are white, the flower has been harvested prematurely. If they are brown, the flower is old. The bud should be covered by an abundance of crystal-like trichomes. Those trichomes are the source of the cannabinoids and terpenes, so they are extremely important to flavor, aroma and potency. The texture of the weed also makes a difference. It shouldn’t be dry and crumbly or wet and sticky. I like to smell the flower. There are numerous terpenes that provide different effects, flavors and smells. From sativa and indica to hybrid strains, I can choose specific dried flower for relaxation, to help me sleep, for pain, to inspire creativity and elevate mood. When I purchase dried flower, I typically roll it into joints or blunts. I prefer to roll my own rather than buy pre-rolls because it gives me the freedom to decide thickness and avoid seeds and stems. I have been impressed with the collection of cannabis available at the local dispensaries. I watch for weekly deals and specials to save a little money and try new options. I visit the dispensary on Saturday and buy my limit of flower.