Trichomes: A Visual Primer

Trichomes are what produce the THC and the many other cannabinoids that are unique to the cannabis plant.

On a live plant, they sparkle under light.

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As the marijuana plant matures, the bulbs at the top of the trichomes swell and become resinous and sticky.

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Once the cannabis plant is harvested, it is dried and cured, causing the head to harden and turn amber as it begins to degrade.

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For an historical perspective on Trichomes, visit The Little Green Schoolhouse comic at Dankdoodles.com by clicking the image below.

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