What is dank weed, and how good is it?

If you’ve ever heard the term, you’ve probably wondered what it means and where on earth it came from

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If you’ve ever heard the term dank weed, you’ve probably wondered what it means. Where on earth did the word dank come from? Let’s look at those origins, and at at how the word correlates with weed. We’ll see whether dank weed is good, and how to tell if weed is dank. We’ll also look at some of the dankest cannabis strains.

The origins of dank

The term dank is an adjective related to a Swedish word of the same spelling that means something wet, dark, moist, smelly, or cold, as in a dank basement or a dank swamp.  

No one really knows who first used the word to describe cannabis, but it’s fun to think about. Did a skater or surfer ask a few buds if they wanted to partake in some dank? Did a dad or mom walk into their basement right after their son and his friends had a sesh, and ask them what the dank smell was? Unfortunately, we’ll never know. But we do know that dank is a great term for cannabis.  

Is dank weed good?

In reference to weed, dank indicates a pleasingly potent, ooey-gooey, sticky-icky bud. If a person says they have some dank weed, it’s definitely good. If they say they have dank weed and it turns out to be low-quality, what they really meant to say is that they have swag. Dank weed always gives you a buzz, and it tastes like a party in your mouth. Otherwise, it isn’t dank.  

How to identify dank weed

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If you know what you’re looking for, you don’t have to break the bank to get your hands on weed that’s dank.

First, dank weed has a very pungent smell. Next, you’ll notice buds that are sticky, as if they’re about to start dripping resin. You’ll be able to tell by squeezing a bud between your fingers.

Dank weed should also sparkle. This indicates that the weed is covered in trichomes. When you see crystals all over, this is almost always a sure sign of dank weed.

The next thing to do is light it up. If it gives you a potent buzz, you know for sure that you have some dank.

Dank weed strains

Myriad dank weed strains are available on the market today. There are old-school classics like Skunk, Haze, Northern Lights, Early Pearl, and Early Girl. Then there are hits from the 1990s, like Granddaddy Purple, Sour Diesel, OG Kush, and Chemdawg.

These days, you can find more dank weed than ever before. Strains like Jelly Bean, Gorilla Glue, Golden Goat, and Girl Scout Cookies are waiting to rock your world. If you’d like to sample a dank strain, go for one of the winners of the Cannabis Cup. Regardless of what you like to call dank, it should always have a sweet stank and a high potency.


  • Al April 28, 2020 08:38 AM

    Very apt description Most helpful. ???

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