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Is it okay to smoke premature bud?

One of my boys has that homegrown going on.. ,orange hairs.. smells good (so i know its real) .. but you can tell its not fully mature.

what yall think? its really fluffy and idk if its safe or even worth smoking

Re: Is it okay to smoke premature bud?

Are you an idiot? How can it be unsafe to smoke a plant, that hasn’t fully matured yet? It’s not raw chicken that needs to cook more.

There just won’t be as much thc levels in it. And the nose and taste on it will be off.

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If there’s bud on it, it can be smoked but it needs to be dried and shit otherwise you’re probably just wasting your time. My roommate grew in my house last year and i’d just go and pull the prematre buds off it and they don’t smoke right or get you effectively high

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^2 different set of answers ^ anyone else got input?

Re: Is it okay to smoke premature bud?

Are you an idiot? How can it be unsafe to smoke a plant, that hasn’t fully matured yet? It’s not raw chicken that needs to cook more.

There just won’t be as much thc levels in it. And the nose and taste on it will be off.

Just smoke it and see what happens. Why smoke anyway? You cool bro cause you smoke weed

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But you should wait, premature bud won’t get you as high.

Re: Is it okay to smoke premature bud?

its safe but why not just go buy some bud till its fully mature? you’re just wasting it otherwise. and don’t fertilize in the last 2 weeks of growing just give it water or else it’ll taste like shit/chemicals. dry it for about 5 days or till the stem snaps then throw them in mason jars and open them everyday for about 10 mins for atleast a week to cure it and make it taste and smell great.

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i use to be an advid grower. if you are asking if it is safe health wise to smoke premature bud, yes it is safe, as long as you let the bud dry out. if you do not let it dry out then you will be smoking the high dosage of nutrient water that it has intaked into its system. even then it still really isnt a danger. orange hairs do not matter, the potency of bud is determined by how much crystals (tricomes) are on the bud and the maturity are determined by how amber/orange the crystals are.

One of my boys has that homegrown going on.. ,orange hairs.. smells good (so i know its real) .. but you can tell its not fully mature… what yall think? its really fluffy and idk if its safe or even worth smoking

negatives of premature weed

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Nice Ol Bud
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Your answer.
In short, older trichomes have more chemicals build up as it ages.
Thus different “effect”.

SnotBoogie
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pretty sure that’s not true.

they go amber because they have degraded to my knowledge. This is illustrated by the RAPID change from cloudy to amber under high-energy light (blue end of the spectrum), because the conversion to heat when the light is absorbed by the trichs (rather than passing through, when the trichs were clear) “cooks” the trichromes.

You see this effect under blue LEDs. compared to underneath red or white LED, the trichs seem to go amber (but not cloudy) much more rapidly.

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Nice Ol Bud
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pretty sure that’s not true.

they go amber because they have degraded to my knowledge. This is illustrated by the RAPID change from cloudy to amber under high-energy light (blue end of the spectrum), because the conversion to heat when the light is absorbed by the trichs (rather than passing through, when the trichs were clear) “cooks” the trichromes.

You see this effect under blue LEDs. compared to underneath red or white LED, the trichs seem to go amber (but not cloudy) much more rapidly.

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That chart is misleading at best.

Harvesting when the stalked trichomes are full and cloudy is peak THC production. That is when you want to harvest. You dont manipulate the high by trichome color.

The reason people wait for amber is because it signifies that the plant has maxed production of trichomes. That means that there will be the highest concentration of milky stalked trichs. They arent looking to get a “couchlock” effect.

If you want a “couchlock” high, get a potent strain high in CBN. If you want an “energetic” high, get a sativa or sativa dominant hybrid with those traits. Either way, harvest when the plant is ready.

Early harvested buds produce quick head highs because the psychoactive chemicals in the plant have not had time to mature and reach maximum potency.

Sand4x105
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The first thing you need to know is that there are 3 “states” in a trichomes development.

The first state is clear. Clear trichomes contain precursor cannabinoids (cannabinoids are the different substances in cannabis).
These precursor cannabinoids are not psychoactive (they do not produce a ‘high’) yet and harvesting clear trichomes will not give you a proper harvest.

The second state is cloudy/milky. Cloudy trichomes contain fully realized THC (the by far main contributing substance in any cannabis high).
You want to get as close to 100% cloudy trichomes @ harvest to get the most potency out of your plant. It’s impossible to get 100% cloudy trichomes, since trichomes are always being produced and are always maturing, even after harvest the trichomes will continue to develop.

The third state is amber. Amber trichomes contain degraded THC –> CBN. CBN represents a loss of 90% potency (from THC).
CBN is not desirable in any harvest, since it not only represents a huge loss of potency but research into the substance has also shown that CBN does not produce a high like THC does, CBN produces a more sickly feeling not a true high.

Understanding the difference between clear – cloudy – amber trichomes is essential in getting a proper harvest with a peak potency.

I know the highs can be different when comparing premature weed to the finished product. I wonder why it is different though. At week 4 I pulled a nug…