Last updated: August 13, 2018

What Does Crystals Mean?

The term crystals refer to the cannabis plant’s trichomes. The trichomes contain the cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). if a marijuana plant has abundant crystals then it is usually very potent and contains high levels of cannabinoids. The crystals are usually shiny and very sticky. They also release the telltale aroma of the various strains. The amount of light has an effect on the crystal production of a marijuana plant. Broad spectrum lighting encourages the plant to create ample crystals.


Maximum Yield Explains Crystals

The crystals of the marijuana plant act as a defense mechanism in the wild. The bitter taste and pungent aroma of the crystals help deter insects and herbivores from consuming the cannabis plant, especially when the plant is in full bloom and excreting ample crystals. They also help protect the plant from high winds, fungal growth, and adverse weather conditions. The crystals form on the marijuana plant when the plant enters its flowering stage. Genetics play a key role in the plant’s production of crystals. Some strains produce an abundance and others produce very little.


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