Buying cannabis for the first time can be daunting. Whether you go to an in-person dispensary or order from a marijuana delivery service, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the different strains and consumption methods.
Learning the basics of marijuana and how it affects the body is a great place to start. One term you might hear about cannabis is trichomes, so we’ve broken down the three most essential facts to know about this part of the marijuana plant for your reference.
Why Trichomes Matter
If you’ve ever looked closely at a cannabis flower, you may have noticed it was covered in a layer of tiny crystals. Those crystals are trichomes: a bitter-tasting material plants produce to repel insects, animals and fungi.
Trichomes are also a part of the marijuana plant that produces terpenes and cannabinoids. Terpenes are responsible for the aroma of a cannabis strain, and cannabinoids like THC and CBD produce its psychological effects. Trichomes’ production of these two chemical compounds is what makes them so important for cannabis users.
The Different Types of Trichomes
There are three broad types of trichomes: bulbous, capitate sessile, and capitate-stalked trichomes.
Invisible to the naked eye, bulbous trichomes are are smallest of the three types. Experts aren’t sure if bulbous trichomes produce cannabinoids.
Capitate sessile trichomes are larger than bulbous trichomes. The cells at the base of these trichomes are known to produce cannabinoids and terpenes.
Capitate-stalked trichomes are the largest of the three types and are visible without a microscope. Mostly found on the surface of cannabis flowers, capitate-stalked trichomes transfer nutrients to the head of the plant through its stalk. These trichomes also produce terpenes and cannabinoids in a cannabis plant.
The Benefits of Trichomes
The cannabinoids produced by trichomes are responsible for the many touted benefits of marijuana use.
The cannabinoids in marijuana affect your body’s endocannabinoid system, which plays a role in everything from mood regulation to physical pain. For this reason, cannabis can be an effective way to alleviate anxiety, relieve chronic pain, or enhance everyday experiences.
We know that cannabis can be intimidating at first. Lucky Farms makes ordering marijuana a stress-free experience. Our friendly, knowledgeable team is happy to help you navigate our product selection, and our marijuana delivery service will bring your order straight to your doorstep. Contact us online or call (714) 888-5150; we can’t wait for you to experience our local, organic marijuana.