At 12/10/04 07:41 PM, FUNKbrs wrote:
I imagine that depends on the quality of the growth. Ak47 can go for a lot more than that if grown hydroponically. It can actually be so potent as to have THC crystals form on the leaves during curing. Needless to say, I can only afford lowly schwag, and I don't have a good private area for growth. It would be hard to expain the large cardboard box with wires running up to it, if you know what I'm sayin.
First things first, THC "crystals" are called trichromes, and they develop only when the plant is alive and producing energy. There do not develop any more new "crystals" while in the curing process, they become more refined, but like I said. They do not gain more crystals.
As for the hydro analysis, if anyone ever tries to charge you more for hydroponically grown marijuana, laugh in their face. Their is no magic system that makes hydro weed better then soil based weed. The only difference is that their is a higher fertilizer uptake causing them to grow faster and stronger, cutting off a lot of vegging time as well as flowering time. They are not magically stronger. If anything the larger amount of chemical/fertilizer uptake would make the smoke taste worse. But it is said that ionic fertilizers contain no trace elements after you dry, but it's hard to say.
But you are right about the price of AK47, it is generally more expensive then your regular commercial bud that you get. That can go for any recognisable name bud though, mind you.