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Weed slang: the difference between dank, mids, and ditch weed

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  1. Dank weed
  2. Mids
  3. Ditch weed
  4. What is kind bud?
  5. Factors that affect weed quality

Consider for a moment the difference between a cheap bottle of wine from the local convenience store and a pricey selection from an upscale Italian restaurant’s reserve list. While both are classified as wine, the grape quality, grow climate, and post-harvest techniques all distinguish the finest varietals from wines of lesser quality.

The same principles can be applied to cannabis plant quality, too. As medical and adult-use cannabis legalization continues to take root across North America, the difference between dank bud and ditch weed has never been clearer than it is today. Over the decades, people have used a variety of slang terms to classify weed. Like all slang terms, they vary by region. What is called reggie by some, may be seen as schwag to others. While one person may be looking for dank, another may be asking for top-shelf. But in the end, they’re usually looking for the same thing: the best marijuana on the market.

Weed quality is relative to what’s currently available on the market and the location of that market. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

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Overall, the quality and potency of weed have dramatically increased since the 1960s and 1970s. What was once considered dank a decade ago would likely be relegated to mids today. Something that is considered to be mids in California might be coveted as top-shelf in a state where cannabis is illegal.

In this article, we’ll break down the main categories of weed to help you distinguish between schwag or top-shelf herb and learn the most popular slang terms in the process.

Dank weed

(AKA top-shelf, loud, chronic, kind, headies, piff)

Dank, fire, dang good. Whatever you wish to call it, this is the type of weed that you’ll find on the top shelves of dispensaries. In this most premium category, you’ll find a diverse cast of products with strains that vary in effects, flavors, and aromas. In legal states, top-shelf weed usually comes at a top-shelf price. An eighth of dank can cost upwards of $60 in some adult-use markets. Ultimately, the price will vary on a number of factors, such as the dispensary location, cultivator, and product availability. Think of top-shelf bud as craft beer, carefully curated to offer unique aromas and flavors. In most adult-use markets, top-shelf weed tends to have a focus on higher THC levels.

In most adult-use markets, top-shelf weed tends to have a focus on higher THC levels. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

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Appearance

Top-shelf, high-quality nugs can range from bright green to a darker green with streaks of purple, often heavily blanketed with sugary trichomes and vibrant hairs that boast a fiery orange or red hue. Most dank buds come in the form of dense, vibrant, frosty nugs. The trichomes should sparkle when the surface is struck with light.

Taste and aroma

Similar to the appearance, the taste and aroma of dank will also depend on the strain’s terpene profile. One quick sniff of top-shelf bud will pry open a world of aroma that is louder and tastier than milder mids could ever evoke. Taste will also be determined by the strain type and the presence of certain terpenes. If the abundance of trichomes doesn’t convince you of the dankness of a particular strain, a complex, well-balanced aroma and flavor can indicate high-quality flowers.

Effects

With top-shelf cannabis products, high potency should be expected. THC levels for the particular product you select will depend on the strain and grower. You can find lab analysis results on the packaging of products sold in most adult-use and medical markets. In general, top-shelf flower in recreational markets will have high THC levels — anywhere from 25% to 30%. But psychoactive potency isn’t necessary for consideration as top-shelf as is the case with hemp products. On the medical market, for instance, high-CBD strains derived from hemp plants (such as perennial favorite Charlotte’s Web) are also seen as top-shelf selections.

(AKA beasters)

More closely related to dank than schwag weed, mids are, as the term denotes, middle-of-the-road in quality for marijuana plants. Although legalization has caused an influx of high-quality weed to flood legal markets, prices for top-shelf bud can be prohibitive. This has made mids an enticing option for those living in legal states, as it offers a decent bang for your buck. While some dispensaries classify mids as lower-potency strains, this could end up being a bargain for consumers who prefer something lower in THC and higher in other cannabinoids.

Appearance

Cannabis labeled as mids will usually have more airy buds compared with the densely packed, trichome-coated flower that is sold at top-shelf prices. But most mids should still have a noticeable amount of frosty trichomes sprinkled throughout the bud. Compared with top-shelf, mids tend to be less vibrantly green in color with fewer orange hairs sprinkled throughout the flower. Mids rarely contain seeds and have been trimmed to remove most or all stems. In certain locations, mids can pass as high-quality nugs.

Taste and aroma

Mids have a smaller concentration of trichomes, which contain the terpenes that make cannabis aromatic and flavorful. As a result, the aroma and flavor of mids will be less intense than those of their top-shelf counterparts.

Effects

Depending on the location, mids will boast THC contents ranging anywhere from 10% to 16%, or sometimes higher in legal states. The price of mids will also vary on where they’re being sold.

Ditch weed

(AKA regs, reggie, schwag, dirt weed, brick weed)

When someone tells you that you’re smoking ditch weed, they probably didn’t intend that remark as a compliment. Ditch, also known as schwag, is a term for low-grade cannabis that can be rather unpleasant.

Appearance

Ditch weed will typically take on a brownish appearance with hints of dark green, and is often mixed with byproducts of the plant such as stems and leaves. In some cases, ditch weed is so dried out that it simply crumbles upon contact.

Taste and aroma

One whiff or look should be all it takes to figure out whether you have ditch weed. This grade of marijuana has an earthy, dirt-like smell that translates into a harsh and pungent taste upon combustion. Some might find the flavor bearable, but ditch weed lacks the nuanced flavor that top-shelf strains have to offer.

Ditch weed has an earthy, dirt-like smell that translates into a harsh and pungent taste upon combustion. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

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Effects

Ditch weed is uncommon in legal markets. As a result, the potency and effects produced by it are difficult to quantify. It stands to reason that cannabis grown in sub-optimal conditions is likely to result in lower potency and less desirable effects than mid-grade and top-shelf cannabis.

What is kind bud?

Sandwiched in the gray area between mids and dank is a type of flower known as kind bud. Correctly spelled “kine,” from the Hawaiian word for “excellent,” this type of bud is above average but doesn’t score quite as high as dank. With kine bud, the cannabinoid profile can be either high in CBD or THC depending on the strain, so potency isn’t a distinguishing factor. You can identify kine bud by stacking it up against the factors used to measure mids or dank, with some slight modifications. For example, kine bud might be more potent than mids but less so than dank. You also might observe more trichomes on a kine bud than on a mids, but fewer trichomes than would be on a typical top-shelf flower.

Factors that affect weed quality

Cultivation environment

High-quality cannabis is typically cultivated in optimized environments where growers have greater control over every aspect of the cultivation and curing process. Strains are carefully selected and the cannabis plants are often grown with the finest cultivation supplies, such as living soil and organic nutrients. In order to maintain a natural shape and keep the trichome-coated bud intact, most top-shelf marijuana is carefully hand-trimmed, but even machine-trimmed marijuana can still classify as dank.

Schwag weed is typically grown in a harsh environment, causing the buds to form early without the glittery trichomes commonly found on the surface of dank or mid flower.

Harvesting

Curing is an important part of the cultivation process that, if done improperly, can turn top-shelf potential into mids. Mids will sometimes have a grassy or harsh taste due to improper curing. Aside from the lack of aromatic enjoyment, additional signs of poorly cured weed include dampness to the bud and stems that don’t easily snap.

In most cases, mids will still contain a passable terpene profile that gives off a pleasant aroma that is more akin to dank than ditch, but the difference in pungency between mids and top-shelf should be discernible.

If bud is harvested too early, it could be relegated to the mids or even schwag category, as a premature harvest can result in reduced potency and a less enjoyable taste.

Storage

When we’re talking about top-shelf bud sold on legal adult-use markets, the packaging is oftentimes as enticing as the nug itself. High-quality flower should have THC and other cannabinoids listed on the product label and should come with a certificate of analysis from a third-party testing lab to ensure there are no pesticides, mold, or other contaminants on the bud.

Schwag, on the other hand, is sometimes compressed and transported in a brick that contains a mixture of small, dry nugs, shake, and lots of seeds and stems — hence the well-deserved nickname “brick weed.” When improperly handled and cured, even the best nugs can contain high levels of the cannabinoid, cannabinol (CBN), which may offer sedative qualities.

Although this sleepy cannabinoid might not be preferable to the recreational user seeking a buzz, CBN has been studied for the potential ability to treat insomnia,inflammation, pain, and bacteria, and may even act as an appetite booster. In its molecular form, CBN might sound appealing to some, but keep in mind that low-grade weed could also be contaminated with pesticides, mildew, mold, or insects due to having an adverse growing environment.

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In this article you’ll find massive amounts of information about all of the above and much, much more.

  • What makes good weed good?
  • What are some of the best strains of weed?
  • What are some of the strongest strains of weed?
  • Which is better: Cali weed or Dutch weed?
  • What does OG or Kush weed mean?
  • Is Sour Diesel or Purple Kush better?
  • What is brick weed, and why is it not as bad as people say?
  • What makes some strains different colours, and why is this popular?
  • What are all the different slang names for cannabis products?
  • What is gas weed?

You’ll be a weed connoisseur in no time. Let’s dive in to some of the ins and outs of cannabis products!

What makes good weed good?

How can you tell good weed from bad weed, or, to put it another way, what makes a marijuana strain ‘top-shelf’? Well, there are normally two key characteristics that make a good marijuana strain good. These are taste and potency.

There are other indicators you can look for as well. For example, whether the bud is dried or sticky, or whether it’s covered in orange hairs or pistils will be clues you can look for. However, in general, the two most important characteristics of weed are taste and potency. The taste of weed is controlled by oils inside the strain, which are known as terpenes. Terpenes exist in both weed and other natural items such; for example, Limonene is a terpene which is found in Lemon strains, such as Lemon Skunk . An amazing (and perhaps unsurprising) thing about this terpene is that it’s also found in Lemons. This is one of many incredibly interesting things about weed: what you’re smoking exists both in weed and in many other natural products. These terpenes or the terpene profile make up the taste of a strain.

To some taste is the most important quality for a top-shelf strain, be it indica or sativa, but to others potency is what gets it there. Potency is measured in THC %. The average bush weed or landrace strain (strains that grew naturally upon the earth before we started crossbreeding) is about 6-10% THC. Nowadays strains can measure at ridiculously high percentages. Kosher Kush, which is one of the more famous indica strains, has about 34% THC on average. This is almost six times what the average THC percentage was back in the 1960’s. Kosher Kush isn’t even the strongest strain, as some measure up to 40%. Also, there are now concentrates and waxes that measure at up to 99% THC potency. Sour diesel and Purple Kush are other strong strains you may be interested in checking out. This trend towards higher and higher potency is one that isn’t likely to see a decrease in popularity any time soon.

There are, however, lower THC percentage plants. Look for types of cannabis referred to as cannabis ruderalis, and you will be able to fight depression, anxiety, or any of your other woes.

What does good weed look like?

Colorful, shiny, rounded buds are like golden nuggets of happiness. Photo: @offwhitewidow

Whether you’re toking sativa, indica or a hybrid, you always want to make sure the nug you’re lighting up is of good quality. If you take a look at the picture above, you can see that the weed nugs have several features that make it instantly recognisable as top-shelf material. Firstly, the buds are nice and round. This means that it has been grown properly. Secondly, it is covered in silver crystals known as trichomes, which show that the buds have potency. These crystals are also collected at the bottom of certain grinders, which is known as kief. You can use kief to make your blunts more potent or your bongs more powerful. Finally, the buds have orange hairs on them, which show that the buds are even better. If you look at the picture below, you will see a purple strain, which has all of the same features; the only difference is it has purple buds. Both of these are considered to be highly potent, top-shelf buds.

Similar traits, but purple buds. Photo: @offwhitewidow

What does “dank” mean?

Buds absolutely swallowing on this grow. Photo: @ ganja_delight

  • In the case of indica strains, you should take a cold shower
  • Then you should drink some coffee
  • Then you should work out, preferably swimming
  • If your cannabis sativa strain is causing psychoactive effects, you should take a cold shower
  • After that drink some coffee
  • Then you should take some time on your own in your room
  • Focus on your breathing
  • After you feel a little less overwhelmed, you should work out

If you’ve eaten too many edibles, you’re in for a long ride full of pscyhoactive effects, we’re afraid. The high from edibles is very hard to reverse, although having a cold shower and a coffee might do you some good. Just try to relax, and remember that it’s all part of the high. Those not-so-fun psychoactive effects won’t cause death, don’t worry. Just stay strong and ride it out!

What are some of the best strains of weed?

Everyone’s got a favorite. What’s yours? Photo: @stonermike_yt

Again, this depends on what you mean by best. However, assuming you mean the dankest, strongest, tastiest sativa, indica and hybrid cannabis products on the market right now (as of 2018) here is weed strain list:

  • Birthday Cake
  • Gelato
  • Alien OG
  • Malibu OG
  • Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies
  • Lemon Cake
  • Mountain Thunder
  • Doox
  • Goat Head
  • Sour Diesel
  • Mendo Queen
  • Sour Power OG
  • Karma OG
  • Ghost Rider OG
  • LA Cake
  • Dutch Dynasty
  • Apollo Haze
  • Loud Lemonade
  • Hindu Kush
  • Wolfberry
  • Chef Kush
  • Havarra Wedding
  • Black Label
  • Purple Kush
  • Holy Roller
  • Hazmat OG
  • OG Strawberry Star Killer
  • And much more.

An interesting trend to talk about in relation to new strains, is that the majority of them are hybrids. There are still some pure cannabis plant indicas and pure cannabis sativas being created, but in general most of them are hybrids. This follows a general trend, which is that hybrid strains are becoming far more popular than the traditional sativas and indicas. Originally all of the landrace strains were either sativa or indica. However, more recently there has been a general surge in interest towards hybrids. The reason for this is that hybrids offer both sides of the cannabis sativa and cannabis indica coin, in various degrees. If you look even further into this, it’s actually 50/50 balanced hybrid strains, or close ratios like 60/40 sativa- or indica-dominant strains that are proving to be even more popular. The main reason for this is that 50/50 balanced hybrids offer both of the cannabis sativa and cannabis indica effects in equal measure. Cannabis ruderalis may also be a good option in addition to these hybrid strains if you’re looking for a more balanced experience.

The metaphor I like to use to explain this effect is that it’s like receiving a warm indica hug, while also receiving a burst of euphoric cerebral energy. It’s like having a nice cup of tea while sitting in a massage chair, basically. This incredibly desirable duo of effects prove not only popular for recreational users, but they also help medical users with a number of hard to treat conditions. For example, depression is well-known for being difficult to treat. Many people have found that 50/50 balanced hybrid strains help the most for treating depression. One caveat, which is always necessary to state, is that this is not true for everyone. Just because your friend finds 50/50 balanced hybrids practically cure his depression, that doesn’t mean it the same cannabis products work for you. This is because weed affects everyone differently. Medical marijuana isn’t right for everyone, but it does have massive potential to a wide variety of people. Our advice here at Weed Republic is to experiment. Find a strain that works for you, whether it be indica, sativa, or hybrid. It’s best to go somewhere like Amsterdam, where most (but definitely not all) of the coffeeshops will be happy to help you pick a strain. If you’re a relatively new stoner, tell them this. Otherwise, they may give you something that will blow your head off. Tell them what conditions you’re looking to treat, and see what they suggest.

Why is purple weed so popular?

Handfuls of purple weed, yes please! Photo: @richwitnomoney

Sticky weed vs. Dry weed: which is better?

This is a very interesting question, and the answer is: it depends where you are! As Snoop Dogg says:

In California, sticky weed is considered to be much higher-quality; you want your bud to be sticky. However, in the UK (for example) it’s considered much better if your buds are properly dried. The most likely reason for this is that weed is much harder to come by outside of California, and sticky buds weigh more. Hence, if you’re buying sticky buds outside of Cali, you’re getting less bang for your buck. However, over in Cali, they don’t care about this. They want the stickiest buds, most likely because sticky buds are typically coated in trichomes, which make for a much better smoke. Dry buds definitely grind better, and they are rolled up much more easily into a blunt or a joint. Sticky buds grind out a lot worse, and they are very hard to roll sometimes. This, again, is likely a cultural thing, as bongs and water pipes are the most dominant way of smoking in California (at least until the prefilled vape cartridges came along). However, in the UK and in the Netherlands, joints and blunts are way more popular than bongs. As sticky weed is easy to smoke in a bong, and dried weed is much easier to roll, this is likely another reason why sticky weed is more popular on the West Coast and dried weed is more popular in Europe. Fluffy weed is also popular, because of the hairs and trichomes covering it.

What is ditch weed?

Not all weed is created equal… photo: @ freidafarms

Names for weed

“Marijuana roll call” @ doobieville420

  • 2 long
  • 420
  • Ace
  • Airplane
  • Alfafa
  • Alice B. Toklas
  • Alligator cigarette
  • Amnesia
  • Asparagus
  • Astro turf
  • Aunt Mary
  • Aunt Mary Jane Anna
  • Baby
  • Bag of bones
  • Bhang
  • Blaze
  • Blond
  • Blue sage
  • Blunt
  • Broccoli
  • Bud
  • Cannon
  • Catnip
  • Christmas tree
  • Chronic
  • Climb
  • Crazy weed
  • Cushion
  • Da kine
  • Dank
  • Doña Juanita
  • Doobie
  • Dope
  • Endo
  • Fatty
  • Flower
  • Ganja
  • Good giggles
  • Grass
  • Green
  • Green goddess
  • Happy cigarette
  • Hashish
  • Herb
  • Homegrow
  • Houdini
  • Jay
  • Jazz cabbage
  • Jive
  • Kief
  • Kind
  • Kush
  • L pape
  • Left-handed cigarette
  • Loco weed
  • Love weed
  • Magic dragon
  • Magic smoke
  • Marijuana
  • Mary jane
  • Mary jane anna
  • Maui-wowie
  • Mota
  • Muggle
  • Nixon
  • Pakalolo
  • Piff
  • Pinner
  • Pot
  • Rainy day woman
  • Reefer
  • Roach
  • Sinsemilla
  • Skunk
  • Spliff
  • Stash
  • Sticky icky
  • Stink weed
  • Stogie
  • Tea
  • Thirteen
  • Trees
  • Whacky backi
  • Weed
  • Weed cigarette
  • And many more.

These are the slang words for the cannabis plant, and we know there are probably many more. Maybe you don’t recognize some of the names on this list. This is because how people refer to marijuana largely depends on where they are in the world. For example, “piff” is a name Londoners use to refer to cannabis, but most people won’t have heard this name for it if you haven’t visited London. However you refer to your sativa plants or cannabis products, we wish you success in finding the perfect indica and sativa strains.

What does the term OG mean?

These particular OG Kush nugs could easily go at the start of this article under the “What does quality weed look like” section. Photo: @ themacloud

OG means ocean grown or original gangster. You will often see these two letters after strain names. This is because they have OG Kush somewhere in their heritage, thereby affording them the two letters, OG, to show this. OG is a sign of quality, as OG strains inherit the same potency and the flavour that made OG Kush so damn famous in the first place. You could also see cannabis strains called Kush instead of OG, which means the same thing. Many breeders use OG Kush to create other strains because of the reasons given before. And, what did we learn at the start of this article? Potency and flavour are the two key factors you want when trying to create a top-shelf strain. If you see “OG,” “Kush” or a combination of the two in a strain’s name, grab it. It’s going to be one of the most delicious and potent cannabis products available!

What is shake weed?

Don’t write shake weed off immediately. Photo: @ stonerdaysandblaze

What is better: Cali or Amsterdam weed?

We love the smells of Amsterdam in autumn! Photo: @ coffeeshopnewtimes260

If you asked this question about 30 years ago, it would undoubtedly be Amsterdam weed. Some of the best weed strains in the world were bred by the masters of breeding, the Dutch. They cultivated landrace strains and crossed them together, and they founded much of what is considered now to be standard breeding practise. However, the Americans have, more recently, taken over the game. Cali weed is now considered by most to be far better, because they are less restricted by laws. Some folks are surprised to learn that weed is not actually legal in the Netherlands. Amsterdam coffeeshops operate behind a grey curtain: selling weed isn’t prohibited by law, but weed can’t actually be bought. It’s illegal in the Netherlands to cultivate the cannabis plant to sell, meaning all of the buying and growing of weed are currently illegal. This means that there’s no quality control, and a lot of the buds are grown with pesticides. This can be frustrating, especially if you smoke buds through a vaporiser. Cali indica and sativa strains, on the other hand, are mainly organic these days, and are much more potent than what is being produced in the Netherlands. Most dankenstein strains are created in North America. Cali weed is far better quality, and the taste is much better as well. This is further evidenced by the fact that there are some coffeeshops who have access to the dankest of Cali cannabis strains, and they can charge a premium on them. For example, a gram of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies or something like Gelato will cost about $40 a gram in a Dutch coffeeshop. This is because these strains are the dankest of the dank, and most coffeeshops don’t have access to them. This is largely because they are clone-only strains, so they require a link to the original breeders, which most coffeeshops don’t have. Those that do have the hook up can charge basically whatever they want. This makes for an interesting market for these incredibly dank strains. These certainly aren’t your medical marijuana strains, but they’ve got some killer psychoactive effects you won’t soon forget. What I will say in defence of the Dutch breeders is that at least they sell their seeds online. This is because they know that they can make a hell of a lot of money selling seeds. However, the boutique strains trademarked in California don’t sell their seeds, keeping them exclusive as possible. Thus, the Dutch seedbanks and the Dutch breeding process is better for its accessibility and heritage, but the Californians definitely out-do the Dutch in terms of dankness. Basically, the Dutch are still focused on mid-shelf weed, whereas the Californias are experimenting and reaching further and further into the top-shelf thc and cbd budz.

Frequently asked questions about weed

Can weed go bad?

Yes, weed can go bad. Although once it’s cured and stored you can make it last a very long time. The reality is anything can go bad if left long enough. Thus, it’s best to learn how to store your buds properly. You can also freeze weed, which makes it last a lot longer. What you really want to look out for is mould on your weed. Often times improper curing can lead to mould, so make sure you pay attention if you’re curing your own weed. Mould is no bueno to smoke and it’s even worse to vape!

Is weed bad for you?

This is a very controversial topic in the cannabis community. A lot of stoners scoff at this question and say, “Of course not! Weed is always good for everyone all of the time.” This is not 100% true, and it’s short-sighted to spread the myth that weed is not bad for you. Weed can be bad for you in several ways, not least in the fact that it produces almost as many carcinogenic bi-products as tobacco. That is why we recommend vaping your buds, because this is much better for you. When you smoke weed in a blunt or a bong, you’re essentially burning plant material and inhaling everything that is produced. If you think there’s nothing bad in there, you’ll be sad to learn that is not the case. Another way in which weed is bad for you is that if you smoke too much weed while your brain is developing, you are likely to stunt your brain development. As such, it’s not recommended that you smoke too heavily before the age of 25. It’s far less harmful than alcohol in this regard, but it’s not as safe as many stoners suggest. The final way in which cannabis plants can be bad for you is, despite what you may have read, you can form an addiction to the cannabis plant. You can form an addiction to anything that helps you fill the void, and weed is no different. The difference between an alcohol and nicotine addiction and a cannabis addiction is that weed is not physically addictive, but rather it is mentally addictive. This means that there’s nothing inside the cannabis plant that is addictive like nicotine, but you can still become addicted to it, just like you can become addicted to sex. As such, you should be wary of smoking weed all day every day. You will start to become dependent on it, and you will also experience what a lot of people refer to as brain fog. Brain fog is where you wake up every day and you feel slightly cloudy, because you probably went to bed smoking. Although this isn’t particularly bad, you can definitely tell the difference when you stop smoking for a while. It is suggested that you take breaks from smoking, and that you don’t eat edibles every day. Edibles are particularly potent, and they will leave you feeling very brain foggy. Also, your memory is affected with a lot of cannabis use, but this goes away if you take a break of a month or so.

It’s not all bad of course! Weed is nowhere near as bad for you as tobacco and alcohol, and as a medicine it can have many health benefits. These health benefits depend on the person; it’s not a cure-all for everyone. Weed is scientifically proven to help with pain, nausea, the side effects of chemotherapy, and much more. The rest of the evidence is anecdotal, but people have reported that it helps them with anxiety, depression, arthritis, MS, PTSD, stress, and much more. The main thing to note about weed as a medicine is that the true benefits are only now being tested and understood. Pay attention to thc and cbd contents if you’re looking at using weed for medicinal purposes. That is because for so long it was an illegal substance in almost every country, so it was very difficult to do proper lab research on it. That is rapidly changing though, so keep an eye out for more developments (or we will and just come back for more articles)!

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What is Reggie Weed?

Reggie Weed, or bunk weed, is another slang word that simply means bad weed that has low THC content. Again, these are sometimes called landrace strains, depending on what you’re referring to. These strains of weed will likely make a comeback in the future as more and more people realise that 40% THC strains with hardly any CBD inside them aren’t very good for you. Only time will tell. Reggie buds are more for medicinal users who don’t require large THC doses. Certain types of weed comes in sticks; for example, the Thai landrace strain is sometimes called Thai sticks. Thai sticks are recognisable by the fact that they are in a long thin formation, but they also normally have a red string tied around them. Some people love this smoke, and, although the taste is definitely not as good as top shelf strains, the high might be exactly what is right for them.

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In Conclusion

There’s so much more to weed than what most people give it credit for. With this article we’ve only just scratched the surface of basic knowledge any stoner should have. No matter what you call it, marijuana is a substance that has a long history that continues to evolve thanks to continued use and appreciation by passionate stoners just like you. Be it for medical marijuna use or purely recreational, or if you’re choosing between indica or sativa, the perfect strain is out there for you! So pat yourself on the back and maybe go light up your favorite strain as a reward for all of the new info you just stuffed inside your brain!

And as you’re puffing away, let us know if you come up with any new names for weed that need to be added to the list!

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Written by Hamish | Cover photo by: @seatowngabriel

Ever wonder what the difference is between good and bad weed? What about the seemingly endless list of names people use to refer to marijuana? While some of this is subjective or depends on where you're from, there's plenty to learn when it comes to cannabis. Read up if you aspire to be a cannabis connoisseur! ]]>