After it’s dried, cured, and (if it’s the high-end, sustainably grown Swami Select strand from collective Flow Kana, put into mason jars tied with string), it’s most likely delivered via an app -- just in time for a Ganja Yoga Class, because that is life in 2016 in San Francisco.
Trimmers are an integral part of the harvesting -- and ultimately the selling -- process, especially in today’s cannabis connoisseur market. As brands advertise beautiful, brightly colored buds on social media and dispensaries showcase the product under glass like rare gemstones, it’s more important than ever that buds are as manicured as Kim Kardashian’s baby toenail.
Trimmers are also responsible for removing dead bugs from your weed. Although it sounds gross, dead bugs are a sign the grower is using natural and sustainable growing practices versus spraying the plants with harsh and harmful pesticides.
“If you don't find bug corpses on the outdoor weed you trim, you can bet they were spraying something harmful,” said Rae Johnson, who’s trimmed at several operations in the Santa Cruz area. Just another reminder to only smoke lab-tested and hold weed-growers to the same standards as those who grow your fruits and veggies.