When it comes to buying cannabis from legal dispensaries, you may notice that sometimes you get sticky nugs and other times they are dry as can be. So, what’s the difference? Are sticky buds better than dry buds? Or do dry buds reign supreme? There is a solid answer to this question. Sticky icky will always produce better results than dry weed. Some people may think they get more significant amounts of dry weed because it doesn’t weigh as much, but only if you want quantity over quality. But what good is a bunch of buds if it doesn’t do the job? Trichomes hold some of the most valuable attributes to the cannabis plant and hold the majority of the cannabinoids. When the bud is dry, the trichomes fall off which decreases the potency and overall quality of the herb.
Why Sticky Buds Are Where It’s At
Stick icky buds might be a little more difficult for people to break up or work with, but they are packed with resin and cannabinoids. A lot of people these days are making medicine such as RSO and live rosin from cannabis. If you try to do this using dry bud your yield will be inferior. This is because the oils in the plants have dried up. Sticky buds will produce a more substantial return because they have a dense, resin production in them still.
If you’re new to cannabis, dry bud might be okay for you because it typically is less potent and you get more of it. If you’re a more seasoned consumer, you’re going to want sticky nugs. This is where you find excellent medicine and delicious flavour profiles. After 35 years of smoking cannabis, I’ll be the first to admit, I’ll take quality over quantity every day of the week.