Trichomes, it's a word that you've probably heard before in reference to cannabis or weed. Indeed, the trichomes on the cannabis plant are by far one of the most important components, if not the most important component of all. That said, what are trichomes? What do trichomes do? Are there different types of trichomes? The reality is that this topic of trichomes is much more complex than most people know, even cannabis connoisseurs. For instance, most people don't know that there are actually many different types of trichomes, and they're all quite different from each other. This is just one of the nuances about trichoes that we're going to talk about today. Let's get to it and figure out what exactly trichomes are, what they do, and more.
- Trichomes look like small hair-like mushrooms found on the exterior of cannabis and other plants.
- Their main purpose is to defend the plant from disease, UV, drying out, and predators, as well as to encourage pollination from pollinators.
- These trichomes produce all of the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids that we love cannabis for.