Eighteen states in the country along with the District of Columbia have made medical weed legal and among these states, many of them have authorized the patients or their caretakers to grow cannabis for their use. Even though the marijuana laws in all these states differ, all these states allow the nurture of cannabis in some form. It is important to know the ideal conditions for harvesting cannabis, as this is the most important stage of cannabis farming.
After all your hard work to nurture your cannabis plant, finally you reach the phase of harvesting cannabis. This is the most interesting and entertaining stage of weed farming. It is very important that you do the harvesting process at the most appropriate time. This is found out by the variations in pistil colors. The most suitable time to harvest cannabis is when the pistil color changes from white to orange and brown hues.
You should keep in mind that the time of cannabis harvesting determines the high effect of the joint. With the early harvesting of the plant, you can ensure more high effect as the THC concentration would be more at this stage. At a later stage, these THC contents convert to CBD, that is, when few pistils change their color.
On the other hand, if you decide to harvest the plant at a later stage, that is, when most of its pistils change their color, the CBD concentrations in them would be very high as compared to THC. Fully ripened buds and orange color of pistils are the characteristics of this stage.
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It wholly depends on the farmer to decide whether to harvest the plant at an early stage or not. If you are a new farmer, then it is a good option to separate the buds, as it will help them to foresee what to expect. Some other farmers opt early harvesting just because of their impatience. The top portion of the cannabis plant matures first and these are harvested initially. The rest of the plant undergoes maturation later.
Detect the variation that occurs to the buds of the plant. This depends on the amount of sunlight, which falls on the plant’s lower branches. In addition to this, look at the state of the trichomes with the help of a magnifier to find out how mature is your cannabis plant.
Remember that in the end, the results for all your hard work of nurturing the plant depends on the time of cannabis harvesting and how well you do that.