Why Won't You Find Pre-Ground Cannabis For Sale? - Sweedsy Why Won't You Find Pre-Ground Cannabis For Sale? - Sweedsy
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Why Won’t You Find Pre-Ground Cannabis For Sale?


For beginners, a struggle with grinder may be real. Sticky resin stubbornly resists any attempt to get it out of the grinder, which makes you think ‘why can’t I buy cannabis that is already ground?’ In the world of pre-packaged and ready-to-use stuff, the absence of ground cannabis in dispensaries seems weird.

But if you dig a little, you find out that there are two big reasons: cannabis freshness and potency. And here’s why they matter.


The moment you make the first turn, your bud begins to burst aroma out, filling your nose with all the shades of the strain unique fragrance. Terpenes are responsible for this spectrum; the chemicals are highly volatile and evaporate readily. Grinding cannabis speeds up their release. In this case, selling ground cannabis would be equal to selling something without a soul. Fresh ground is the best ground.


When cannabis is ground, it becomes more exposed to light, oxygen, and heat. All of them degrade THC and other chemical compounds. The integrity of a bud protects terpenes and cannabinoids from degradation.

Don’t forget that when you grind cannabis, you destroy trichomes, which are responsible for producing THC, terpenes, and other cannabinoids. For this reason, it is smart to wait before you finally grind your cannabis and carefully pick up loose kief and add it to your bowl or joint.

The Bottom Line

Most growers will not pre-grind their buds unless they are processed into high-quality pre-rolls. If you still aim to find ground cannabis, check locations that sell loose cannabis called “shake.” It is cannabis crumbs and plant material separated from terminal buds. Keep in mind that shake is less potent but also cheaper and goes well with joints and blunts.

So, the answer is that a fresh bud is the best bud. Take your time for preparations, master your grinder, and enjoy the plant!

(Sweedsy in no way encourages illegal activity and would like to remind its readers that marijuana usage continues to be an offense under Federal Law, regardless of state marijuana laws. To learn more, click here.)


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