? asked in Science & MathematicsBotany · 8 years ago

if THC crystals (trichomes), is what gets u high how does esin get u high?

Because there's obviously no crystals...

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  • 8 years ago
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    Trichomes aren't actually crystals. They are almost microscopic mushroom shaped organs on the surface of the plant that secrete THC. You can crystallize THC but it requires that it be pure. There are many other cannabinoids in cannabis so pure THC is hard to obtain from cannabis. It requires what is called fractional crystallization probably several times to get it pure or some other method. It comes out as pretty much as mush or resin the first few times you try to purify it. I never tried that with THC but it is pretty standard how organic molecules like that act. You could think of it as other cannabinoids dissolving in each other so they can't form a crystal. That is pretty much what is going on.

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