Stoner Guide; White Ash
I don’t remember who told me this but I do know that it was left in a comment on my Instagram a while ago. I don’t remember what photo it was but I very vividly remember someone saying that if the ash in your bowl is black and messy, then the weed isn’t good. I’ve since wondered if this was true and figured that I’d answer it for everyone if there happens to be other people out there wondering. The answer is yes, the color of the ash matters. It doesn’t really mean that the weed is terrible but it does almost always mean that the plants were grown via hydroponics and they unfortunately weren’t flushed properly before harvest. It’s super hard to find information about this subject. Either people don’t care or there just isn’t a huge push to know if your kicked bowls are okay or not.
Basically, pay attention to how hard your weed is to light. While buds can be cured correctly, that doesn’t mean that it’s been flushed of the nutrients that are using in the growing process specific to hydro. Phosphorus is extremely beneficial in the bloom process to produce bigger flowers. However, phosphorus is the culprit when your bud is hard to light and harsh. When you smoke, it shouldn’t feel like you’re taking a shot of Bacardi 151. This is also the reason that you’re getting an ugly mass of black ash in your bowl. The ash of smoked pot should be white and fluffy. Joints that always tend to go out are also a sign of high levels of phosphorus still left in the buds.
These chemically unbalanced buds are also not so great for your health. Unfortunately, that contradicts the whole idea of medical marijuana. If you’re smoking for health, you should be smoking something that is doing more good than harm. Properly flushed buds are better for the overall value of the pot, definitely the quality, and it will create a bigger benefit from smoking. The grow process is so important to the patients. It doesn’t help them if the weed they’re smoking isn’t at it’s full potential.
I’m sure that most growers these days have enough knowledge collected that they are flushing their plants of harmful chemicals before selling it, especially to medical patients. I must admit that I still see weed that burns badly, crackles, and burns the lungs like acid. Growing these plants definitely takes a lot of patience and skill. But stoners everywhere should be able to get the best grass that they can and they definitely deserve to know if their bud is inadequate for their medical needs.