When is my CBD strain ready?

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Anyone here want to advise me on reading trichomes on an all CBD strain? I assume that I need at least mostly cloudy, but is amber of any use? What happens to cbd content if the plant is left past optimum? (as in THC going to CBN).

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Anyone here want to advise me on reading trichomes on an all CBD strain? I assume that I need at least mostly cloudy, but is amber of any use? What happens to cbd content if the plant is left past optimum? (as in THC going to CBN).

Thanks peeps. :pighug:
Well, one question answered, sort of. CBD goes to CBE (cannabielsoin) during metabolic processing in whatever beast gets dosed with CBD (at least in the guinea pigs studied). It may also change in the buds with maturing or age through photooxidation or pyrolysis according to one illustration I dug up.
However, next to bugger all is known about CBE's effects other than it seems to not affect sleep in test animals, or show psychoactivity. Whether it operates significantly in the so called entourage effect is possible but not confirmed.

Bottom line seems to be that continuing to subject buds to more time under intense light once peak CBD levels occur may degrade CBD to CBE with uncertain effects on the usefulness of the bud.

Which suggests to me that going much beyond nearly all trichs cloudy would not be beneficial, and may be harmful.

Any thoughts out there? :pop:
 

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If you're harvesting for just CBD then chop them when you see the most cloudy trichomes. I would wait to see a little amber personally, just so you know the terpenes and minor cannabinoids have had to preperly develop.
 

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Here is a thread on the subject.
 

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Here is a thread on the subject.
For some reason, none of my search attempts came up with it. "CBD" actually came up with zero items. :shrug:

Thanks for the link. :thanks:
 

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Here is a thread on the subject.
Good thread, just what I was looking for. I am quite curious why none of my several searches with related key words found it.

Bottom line is wait for as many cloudy trichs as possible, and don't let ambering progress past initial visibility. More or less what I expected, but nice to confirm. Thanks again for the link.
 
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Did you search ''CBD trichomes'' ? if so,search engine is not really good...
 

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Did you search ''CBD trichomes'' ? if so,search engine is not really good...
yes, that and several other combinations. None of them came up with the thread that @Mañ'O'Green provided. Most odd of all, searching for the term CBD came up with zero links.
 
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