The 4 best weed trimming scissors for every budget

The 4 best weed trimming scissors for every budget
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Trimming cannabis is an extremely important part of the harvesting process. Trichomes — the chemical compounds that dictate smell, taste, and effect — are located on the outside of the leaves and buds, so a bad trim job can render even the best weed vibe-less. Below, we spoke to small-scale growers to find the best trimming scissors for your own harvest. Weed trim gone wrong? There’s no judgment — and lots of nugs — on the Weedmaps app What are trimming scissors, and why do you need them? Trimming scissors are high-quality gardening shears used by cannabis farmers to trim away unwanted leaves and not damage the bud. Due to the fragility of cannabis nugs and the importance of keeping the trichomes intact, a good pair of trimming scissors or pruning shears, which are larger shears used to trim branches off the plant while it’s growing and during the harvesting process, are a must when it comes to preserving flower. While normal scissors are blunt on the end, clunky, and uncomfortable in the hand when used for long periods of time, trimming scissors are small, sharp, and have specifically been designed for botanical dexterity. And to expert growers, hand-trimming is the better option when harvesting. “Every time you put your hands on a nug and you squeeze the bud, you’re breaking the trichomes,” said Joseph Haggard of Emerald Spirit Botanicals, an Emerald-Cup-winning regenerative farm in Mendocino. “The goal here is to preserve your trichome heads, so touch it as little as you possibly can. Wait until right before you’re ready to smoke it and then clean it up a little with some good scissors.” “Trimming can be a good thing if it’s done properly,” he added, “but the majority of people aren’t taking the right amount of time and care, so they’re just…

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