Now that we’ve differentiated between dank, mids, and regs, here’s a quick recap on how to distinguish the types of weed you might come across in the near future. In most cases, a simple eye and sniff test should be sufficient in figuring out the quality of weed.
Although this sleepy cannabinoid might not be preferable to the recreational user seeking a buzz, CBN has demonstrated the ability to treat insomnia , inflammation , pain , bacteria , and even acts as an appetite booster . In its molecular form, CBN might sound appealing to some, but keep in mind that low-grade weed could also be contaminated with pesticides, mildew, mold, or insects due to having an adverse growing environment.
Weed quality classifications have changed over the years due to sweeping cannabis legalization, as the quality and potency of weed has increased compared with what was grown in the ’60s and ’70s. In other words, the type of weed quality is relative to what’s currently available on the market and the location of that market. What was once considered dank a decade ago would likely be relegated to mids today. Something that is considered to be mids in California could be coveted as top-shelf in a state where cannabis is illegal.
Cannabis labeled as mids will usually have more airy buds compared with the densely packed, trichome-coated flower that is sold at top-shelf prices. But most mids should still have a noticeable amount of frosty trichomes sprinkled throughout the bud. Compared with top-shelf, mids tend to be less vibrantly green in color with fewer orange hairs sprinkled throughout the flower. Mids rarely contain seeds and have been trimmed to remove most or all stems. In certain locations, mids can pass as high-quality nugs.
Schwag weed, on the other hand, is sometimes compressed and transported in a brick that contains a mixture of small, dry nugs, shake, and lots of seeds and stems – hence the well-deserved nickname “brick weed.” When improperly handled and cured, even the best nugs can contain high levels of cannabinol (CBN) , a cannabinoid that is produced as THC undergoes decarboxylation and said to have sedative qualities. This process is sped up when dried plant matter is exposed to heat and oxygen.
Similar to the appearance, the taste and aroma of dank will also depend on the strain’s terpene profile. One quick sniff of top-shelf bud will pry open a world of aroma that is louder and tastier than milder mids could ever evoke. Taste will also be determined by the strain type and the presence of certain terpenes. If the abundance of trichomes doesn’t convince you of the dankness of a particular strain, a complex, well-balanced aroma and flavor can indicate a high-quality nug.
With top-shelf weed, potency should be expected. THC levels for the particular product you select will depend on the strain and grower. You can find lab analysis results on the packaging of products sold in most adult-use and medical markets. In general, top-shelf flower in recreational markets will have high THC levels — anywhere from 25% to 35%. But THC potency isn’t necessary for consideration as top-shelf. On the medical market, for instance, high-CBD strains such as Charlotte’s Web are also seen as top-shelf selections.
The same principles can be applied to cannabis quality, too. As medical and adult-use cannabis legalization continues to take root across North America, the difference between dank bud and ditch weed has never been more clear than it is today. Over the decades, people have used a variety of slang terms to classify weed. Like all slang terms, they vary by region. What is called reggie by some, may be seen as schawg to others. While one person may be looking for dank, another may be asking for top-shelf. But in the end, they’re usually looking for the same thing — the best on the market.
When someone tells you that you’re smoking reggies , regs, or schwag, they probably didn’t intend that remark as a compliment. Regs, also known as schwag weed , is a term for low-grade weed that can be rather unpleasant.
The Difference Between Dank, Mids, and Reggie Weed Consider for a moment the difference between a cheap bottle of wine from the local convenience store and a pricey selection from an upscale