Cannabis Quality

Evaluating Cannabis Trichome Ripeness

Everything alive has a ripening point, including you and me. Every animal, plant, human, fungus, and alien starts life out in an infancy state, matures, and eventually dies. Cannabis is no exception. Understanding the glandular and non-glandular trichomes of cannabis is important so we can maximize and uplift the experience, the medicine, and the industry …

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A Curing Debate: What does it mean to properly cure cannabis?

It’s not uncommon for OG’s to engage in healthy debates over how to grow, cure, or extract cannabis.  Recently, I had a bizarre curing debate with a twenty-year veteran who owns a nice dispensary and grow. In fact, his garden is damn near immaculate and he even hires scientists as growers to ensure the highest …

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Crazy Leaf Types: Where did Freakshow cannabis come from?

You may have seen a rare cannabis type called Freakshow with wild looking fern like leaves emerging into our culture recently. Distributors such as Humboldt Seed Company started selling Freakshow to home growers and facilities just a few years ago. We may never know the truth of where Durban Poison or OG Kush come from; …

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10 Tips for a High Quality Weed Experience

To have the best cannabis experience, you need to know how to identify high-quality weed and then know the best ways to consume it. The problem is… Low-quality weed is everywhere! There is no standard in the industry for categorizing cannabis quality.  Lab tests are great because they tell you if the weed is safe to …

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Cannabis Taxonomy Update: What do Indica, Sativa, and Ruderalis mean?

Cannabis: when we use this word, what are we really talking about? Since the 1700’s, there has been a constant debate among taxonomists, researchers, and within the cannabis community on whether cannabis is a monotypic (single species) or polytypic (multiple species) genus.  Now, in 2020, Trichome Institute is settling on an answer based on recent …

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