Marijuana or weed doesn’t need any introduction, whether you are a new consumer or an old faithful. You might have definitely heard your friends say that the weed they got is sticky-icky, which means it is super high quality. In simple terms, sticky weed is moist enough to turn your finger sticky on touching it.
And like you would’ve guessed, it gives you a great buzz. Sadly, sticky weed is difficult to find, since growing it is high commitment and is rarely sold for recreational purposes.
If you want to find top-quality sticky weed, you’ll find them compassion centres and dispensaries that are authorised to use weed or cannabis oil for medical purposes.
More about sticky weed
The best way to find sticky weed is by smell. It has a distinct fragrance because it is well-stored, well-cured, and not exposed to oxygen after it was plucked off the plant. Their moisture content is between 63 to 67 per cent, which gives it a moist texture, neither too wet nor too dry.
Anything with a musty aroma indicates low-quality marijuana. The stickiness or gooey texture comes from trichomes, which are resin-producing microscopic glands in the flowers, towards the end of their growth cycle. If the flower is picked too early, trichomes won’t be as developed, and the weed will barely have any euphoric effect.
There are six different strains of cannabis resin, but the capitate-stalked variety is present in sticky weed, which produces the maximum euphoric effect. Along with resin, trichomes also produce cannabinoids and terpenes, which have proven to fight cancer cells by shrinking the tumours.
These chemicals have several other benefits including appetite stimulation, inflammation reduction, reduce depression, and decrease nausea. Also, these chemicals don’t produce unwanted side effects and eliminate the negative effects of other medical drugs.
Cannabinoids are further divided into cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol, while terpenes are divided into pinene and myrcene and are responsible for the typical cannabis fragrance.
Another reason for sticky weed being high quality is that it doesn’t have seeds. The female plant puts a lot of energy into making the seeds, so there’s barely any energy left to develop the psychoactive chemicals. When you buy weed with seeds, you are mostly paying for them and very little of the flower. If you buy weed with seeds, make sure to clean them up properly because they can cause infertility in men.
Sticky weed has a rich green color, which indicates that it is of the best quality possible.
Is dry weed bad?
It is common to think that because sticky weed is a good weed, dry weed will be bad, but that’s not the case. Dry weed is for those who are on a budget. It produces more number of nugs and is mostly used to make pot brownies because they can be ground up easily. Flavor profile is quite similar. However, it burns faster and hotter compared to sticky weed.
Wondering how does dry weed become a sticky bud?
A dry bud is a sticky bud that was kept to dry for too long, and its exposure to oxygen has led to the breakdown of resins. The biggest benefit of the dry bud is you get a larger quantity for the price you pay since they are lightweight (very low in moisture). Regular weed users, go for the dry variety because they have enough psychoactive chemicals to keep you going. They think about the quantity rather than the quality.
Some people even turn the dry weed into sticky weed by wetting it with a Q-tip and storing it in an airtight container. The cotton should never touch the weed. They follow the process for a couple of days until the trichomes are sticky and produce a certain amount of resin, cannabinoids, and terpenes. And in no time, dry weed will turn into luscious and green sticky weed.
Another way to wet it is by keeping an orange or lemon peel with the dry weed in an airtight container for a couple of days. It develops a citrusy flavor, so if you are okay with it, then that’s the easy way to make your own sticky weed. Then, there are some solutions that you can buy to carry on the process, which produces a top quality sticky weed but they are expensive.
Sticky weed vs dry weed
Let’s take a look at the differences between dry weed and sticky weed. Both types of weeds are popular among their faithful. Sticky weed has a moist texture while dry weed has a crumbly, powdery texture. The former one is usually used for medical purposes because it has a lot of therapeutic uses, while the latter is only for the recreational purpose and is also used to make edibles since it is powdered easily.
If you are hosting a party, a dry weed will come handy because it is cheap and you get a lot in a small quantity. It’ll save you repetitive trips to the dealer for more cannabis.
Sticky weed tends to crawl. When you break up a bud, the sticky microscopic finger-like trichomes settle on the surface and appear to be moving. That’s one of the best ways to know whether the dealer was true about its quality or conned you.
No weed is better than the other. If you want a true and real experience of smoking weed, go for the stick one because your mind will be blown. They are obviously costlier than dry weed but worth the money.