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Damaging trichomes

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  • Jun 25 2008 03:05 PM
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 03:05 PM

Hey guys. I was wondering what you guys thought about damaging trichomes when grinding/breaking up weed.

First, does grinding/breaking up even damage them? and Secondly, does that even matter? Are the damaged trichomes still as effective as they were in their untouched state?
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  • sure.....

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 03:26 PM

im pretty sure that when u damage them the thc just starts to come out, so if ur gonna smoke the bud right away than that is fine. However if u want to store ground up weed it will lose potency because the thc degrades.

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 03:26 PM

hrmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm......

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 04:05 PM

I wouldn't worry about it. I've certainly never been noticeable less high after grinding, and I've got better things to do than worry about a few molecules.

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 04:08 PM

I wouldn't worry about it. I've certainly never been noticeable less high after grinding, and I've got better things to do than worry about a few molecules.

I'm with him. It doesn't matter if the trichomes are damaged.

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 06:36 PM

breaking up the trichromes doesnt change their chemical makeup or anything so its still the same THC just probably broken up more and dispersed more evenly throughout your weed.

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 06:39 PM

It defiintely doesn't have an effect on the potency. Trichomes can fall off (that's what kief is), so the buds are a little less dank, but you end up smoking the kief at one point or another so it all adds up.

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 06:57 PM

Rupturing trichomes actually does degrade the THC levels, because they become exposed to oxygen. That being said, it is unlikely that you wil notice much of a degredation of the bud. Don't forget to grind with a kief catcher to catch those trichomes that break off the stalks though.




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