The limits of the female Cannabis plant continue to be pushed. Generating different flavor profiles, smells, dynamic colors, and wild hairs. This plant can heal the sick, build our homes, and fuel our cars but it is easy to forget that she becomes even more fascinating the closer you get. Sticky hairs, these trichomes, like little fingers reaching out for the male pollen which in many cases will never come. She grows and grows knowing her time will soon come to end. Just as she reaches her limit her true purpose is realized. She becomes processed for fiber, food, fuel, medicine, or clean simple fun.
Trichome – From the Greek τρίχωμα (trichōma) meaning “hair“, are fine outgrowths or appendages on plants, algae, lichens, and certain protists. They are of diverse structure and function. Examples are hairs, glandular hairs, scales, and papillae. A covering of any kind of hair on a plant is an indumentum, and the surface bearing them is said to be pubescent.