The low quality Shake-myth is busted.
Shake, largely dismissed for being known as the poor person’s cannabis, is vastly underrated, which is purported by assumption and ignorance of a fastidious audience. Not at the fault of the patients, they often make assumptions from the lack of knowledge. It is true that no cannabis shake is the same. Each may have a heavier share of different flower. One shake may be Sativa dominant, or Indica dominant, or hybrid dominant, which is the common type. They do, however, have something in common with the flowers on all the shelves, which is that shake has little of each flower.
And 1/8ths of Shake run 10 dollars cheaper than bottom shelves. When you buy shake, you are guaranteeing yourselves nothing less than bottom shelves quality with the chance of having some premium and exclusive flower as well. So, even at worst case scenario, the quality of the shake won’t be less than the shelves that run 10 dollars more on the 1/8ths.
Largely, the common criticism of shake is not knowing what you’re going to get and some patients are very particular strand they get. You can always guess the chances of what type of bud you can get. You have a more likely chance of getting bud that’s having a deal. The buds that have deals are usually in higher quantity than the other flowers, thus giving them a higher chance of being the dominant flower in the shake. You can also guess by just looking at the menu. Some dispensaries and deliveries carry a heavy set of either Sativa or Indica. Knowing the ratio of the two strands can also give you a better guess of what will be shake. So if you go to a dispensary that is Sativa dominant and having a sale on Blue Dream, there is a high likelihood that your shake will mostly have blue dream.
The difficulties into getting the best shake is dwarfed compared to the benefits. Starting with the money saved, shake is also grounded up, which almost every patient prefers their cannabis except for a few situations. Rolling joints and packing bowls are best done with grounded up bud. Most pre-rolls from dispensaries are made of these. And the cheap ones can run from 5, or if they’re real greedy, 10 dollars. It is not that shake does not have valid criticism, but in an ideal world, the choice is a no brainer, but outside factors affect the wonderful sale of shake.
People can be lazy. People can be cheap. They can use smoke and mirror tricks with their patients. Sell the deal but fail to deliver. They can leave stems and trims in, over-weighing the actual value of the measurements. However, if this how your service treats cannabis, they may not be selling you the best medicine either. If you ever find a dispensary that takes its shake seriously, you will find a dispensary that cares about the quality of their flowers. Looking for good shake will tell you a lot about the flowers. If the shake is dry, the bud is dry. Shake isn’t always dry. Dry shake only comes from poor maintenance. Budtenders and growers who can’t take care of their bud, can’t take care of their flower.
Smoking House Shake is like putting on the sunglasses from “They Live.” It reveals, decrypts, and shows what dispensary or delivery stands for. If Shake is treated as cheap flower for cheap patients, what other products are seen as such. Do these products go down in quality because of it? What shake is, and should be viewed as, is a collection of the house’s best grower. Shake doesn’t come from an outside third-party. It is grown internally, by the dispensary itself. The quality of the leftover bud from when it’s transfered from its jar to the shake of the jar is equaled to the same bud packed away and delivered in its dram. The only time the quality of leftover Blue Dream would drop compared to the Blue Dream packed would be if the budtender forgot to put humidity packs in its jar and left it out in the sun, which is a no-no always and no excuse for it.
Not trying your house shake is like going to college and not taking a course on experimental psychology or history on Nazi Germany: Sure, you got what you wanted out of the place, but you never got to see what it’s stance on ethics is. Shake is low-risked, high-reward flower that not only hooks you up with a steal on 1/8ths, quarters, or grams, but it also reveals the attention the dispensary pays when its growing, and procuring its flowers.