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Cannabis comes in a colorful array of designs. Green, blue, red, purple, pink, yellows, white, black, and orange help to create the colorful spectrum of cannabis.

For many consumers, green and brown are the first two colors that come to mind when thinking of pot. That's because back in the day "round' town brown" was abundant.

Chlorophyll, Anthocyanins, Carotenoids and Trichromes

Green is a dominant color in cannabis thanks to chlorophyll. The blue, purple, red, and pink in marijuana are attributed to chemicals called anthocyanins.

These colors are not only pretty they are also antioxidants.

Oranges and yellows are caused by carotenoids. Carotenoids are known to protect against macular degeneration.

White is another color visible with cured cannabis. This color comes from trichome density. The more trichomes or, the whiter the pot, usually the better it is.

The Green of it All

Today, however, we shifted toward a more vibrant green thanks to a plethora of palate-pleasing cannabis varieties. As plants start out their shades of green will change from light to dark.

When they reach the flowering stage a plethora of other beautiful colors will begin to dance upon the buds.

Purple tones can take over the leaves in colder climates while bright red-orange and white hairs wrap themselves around the flowers of the cannabis plant in others.

The Color of Cannabis isn't the Important Factor

While the color of cannabis is an attractive and tantalizing factor, it usually is not a determining one for the potency or strength of the herb.

Unless your buds are solid white blanketed in fresh snow of trichomes, color usually is not of importance. More so than the color of the plant if it is flowered to perfection is what you're looking for.

This is when cannabis achieves the best flavor and most potent results.

  Posted: Sunday, November 4th, 11:00am 11 days ago
Profile PictureWritten By: Ashley Priest

Ashley is a freelance cannabis writer and the co-owner of CannaLance. Her passion for sharing education and truth surrounding cannabis stems from a personal loss. Ashley has always had an elevated relationship with cannabis but it wasn't until 2015 that she turned that passion and relationship into a career as a cannabis writer.


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