The appearance of the flower is an important characteristic that our analysts take note of. We look for well-manicured flower buds that typically have all fan and sugar leaves removed, resulting in a very clean and appealing appearance. Overall, we review the appearance of the structure, the density and trim.
When it comes to a marijuana, aroma is a crucial factor in our review process. However, it is also a fairly subjective characteristic. A strong smell indicates a high terpene content in the flower. Terpenes not only influence the smell and flavor of marijuana but also the psychoactive effects felt after consumption. This is known as the entourage effect and can compliment your experience in a pleasant manner.
Like aroma, flavor is highly preferential and the evaluation will depend on the individual. However, we focus in on the flavor at inhalation, as well as the flavor during the exhalation. The flavor of quality flower should not only resemble the smell, but also provide deeper insight into the terpene profile and intensity of the flower.
Arguably the most important aspect, accurately detailing the effect is critical to a particular strain. Different strains alleviate different ailments and produce different sensations. Because of this, our team delves into and examines the effects through our own analysis.
When comparing different marijuana flowers that aim to alleviate the symptoms of a particular ailment, the strength of THC, CBD and other cannabinoids in the product, needs to be taken into consideration. Strength also accounts for the general impact of how the strain selected is to be used and how well the strain works to alleviate a particular ailment.