Items on our menu have been showing up with the word smalls in the headline. But what exactly does that mean? Many from the Bento Family have raised this question along with, “is there’s anything wrong with them?” This week’s discussion will answer those questions and quite possibly leave you with a different perspective on cannabis bud structure.
What Are Smalls?
If you’ve ever seen a picture of a cannabis plant its either short and bushy or tall and narrow. Just like any other plant, cannabis plants require sunlight to grow. The plant grows towards the direction of the sun, leaving colas (tight group of buds) near the top of the plant to absorb the most sunlight possible. Colas near the bottom of the plant don’t receive as much sunlight. As a result, they don’t turn into large, Christmas tree type nugs. You may not want to post a picture of it, but you will definitely feel the effects.
The Benefit of Small Buds
Smalls provide nearly the same level of cannabinoids (THC, CBD, etc.) and terpenes (taste, smell) as the Instagram worthy nugs. Farms and growers alike typically sell them for lower prices because of the lack of bag appeal with roughly the same aroma and trichrome production. In a previous discussion, we described trichomes as white crystals where cannabinoids and terpenes are produced/stored. Cannabis plants from a high-quality farm usually produce high quality effects. Smalls could give you the ability to buy high quality flower for lower prices. Additionally, there may be less stem weight associated with small nugs. Theoretically, smalls provide more flower so long as its properly trimmed.
What Do You Think?
Did our discussion change your perspective on packages labeled smalls? Is what we discussed aligned with your experience? Let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by commenting below along with any other thoughts you may have including feedback on our delivery service and future topics. The conversations we have with you make our weekly discussions worth it!