Why Hand-Trimmed Cannabis Is Better Than Machine-Trimmed

Why Hand-Trimmed Cannabis Is Better Than Machine-Trimmed

Ever since our team launched our new extraction lab, we’ve been dabbing like crazy. Utilizing April 20th, as an excuse to show extra love to cannabis flower, it was nice to once again experience the different type of high that concentrates typically blow right through. We smoked all kinds of flower from different parts of Washington state and it was crazy to see a bunch of different weed that came from different trimming styles.

It would seem that the cheaper side and lower quality of cannabis received the roughest treatment for trimming. Machine-trimmed cannabis has always received a bad rap for damaging trichomes and flower buds in such a way that they end up looking all the same.

With Cinco de Mayo less than two weeks away, now is the time to learn about the difference between hand-trimmed cannabis and machine-trimmed. Start thinking about how you’re celebrating Cinco. Food, dabs, drinks, joints with friends, and plenty of GreenRush strains.


We don’t advise consuming middle-level, mid-grade, or “cheap” cannabis. Doing that would be like consuming the cheapest type of alcohol. Yes, you’ll be drunk, or in this case high, but the route you took to get there didn’t taste great and it certainly wasn’t memorable in the right way. Machine-trimmed cannabis also falls in line with this general statement because it does in fact put strain on the buds and damages trichomes.

At the end of the day, you’re going to buy whatever cannabis makes the most sense to you. For Cinco, we recommend this list of strains that focuses on providing some kind of energy boost, cerebral, or attention-getting high. Oregon Diesel, Blue Dream, Golden Panda, Locktite, and Pineapple Dream definitely are first to mind.

If you’re a dabber, we have all kinds of concentrates including Lemon Skunk, Pink Lemonade, Royal Locktite, Professor Chaos, Orange McFly, Orange Diesel, Purple Cat Piss, and Golden Panda.

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are:

Three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.