What Are Trichomes, Its Purpose And Importance?

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Anyone new to cannabis soon finds out there is much fuss on trichomes - and for good reasons too. On the surface, the frosty, crystal-like resinous glands make for a stunning visual appearance. If it did not exist, then the flowers would have no fragrance, flavor, or effects, regardless of its denseness and size. Furthermore, its importance as a defense mechanism has a far-reaching implication on the survival of the plants. Thus, one of the fundamental goals of home cultivation is to increase its production purposely.

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