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VERY low potency weed, no idea what caused it

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by Weedmonkey, Aug 12, 2017.

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    Weedmonkey

    Weedmonkey Member

    I grew some White Widow from royal queen seeds, which I have grown a lot of times before without any real problems.
    I thought it was going great until I finished drying it a couple of days ago and found out that there was barely any smell to it, even though I didn't really notice any lack of smell while I was growing it. so I tried some and to my surprise it seems like it doesn't really seem to get me high, and it barely has any real weed taste, even when smoking a lot more than I would normally do.
    Anyone know what could have gone wrong?

    I did most things pretty much the same as I did with earlier grows with the same strain, besides letting them flower for 10 weeks instead of the 9 I usually cut them down on, and I cut them down when I see some amber trichomes appearing.
    Temps got pretty high at times during this grow but that's a concern I have most summers and I don't think I ever noticed it having an impact on the potency before, at least not a lot.
    I grow in a small closet with a 400w HPS, in soil, using organic additives.
    The only time this has happened to me before was with an outdoor grow from a seed that I wasn't sure of what it was. I never had any problems like this with seeds from a seed bank, even when things got rough for the plants due to temp or other causes.

    I'm really bummed out, now I have a bit over 200 grams of weed that doesn't seem to have much of an effect on me, and doesn't even really taste/smell nice. And I'm all out of other weed so I guess I gotta wait until I have my next grow done before I can really smoke again. I really need to make sure this doesn't happen again because I really can't afford to waste all this time and money on weed that doesn't get me high.
     
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    Dynamo626

    Dynamo626 Well-Known Member

    did you have any foxtailing?
     
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    Weedmonkey

    Weedmonkey Member

    A little bit I think but not that much. Temps were only really high for a couple of weeks luckily.
     
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    Dynamo626

    Dynamo626 Well-Known Member

    in my experience foxtailing hurts potency. you also may have harvested to early, the high temps may have slowed er down a bit
     
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    chemphlegm

    chemphlegm Well-Known Member

    if you dont have an exact feeding habit established you may have tipped the hat and over/underfed, happens to all of us I think while we dial in. it does suck, sorry this happened to you. better fortune next time. If you were my neighbor I'd gift you some teens to jump start, and some of these killer chem buds I'm frothing over.
     
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    Dr. Who

    Dr. Who Well-Known Member

    I would change strains too!

    Never liked WW much. Fickle bitch...Bland to me.
     
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    SouthCross

    SouthCross Well-Known Member

    Extraction. It may be weak while smoking but concentrate it down and it'll light you up.

    Melt 20 grams in everclear. Reduce it down to 100ml. That not being able to get high will change direction in a good way.
     
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    upnsmoke13

    upnsmoke13 Active Member

    I'm in bout the same boat. Last harvest wasn't the quality (my fault) then I dried for too long (my fault). So I'm extremely interested to see if I can screw that up. Can i get a few more details?
     
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    SouthCross

    SouthCross Well-Known Member

    Research alcohol extraction in making Tincture. Old school name for it is, 'Green Dragon'. Other options include cannabutter. I make both with the lower fluffy buds that ain't worth smoking. Nothing go's wasted.

    A lot the recipes call for using crappy Mexican dirt weed. You can take 5% thc level stuff. Make it into brownies and it'll fly your @$$.
     
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    upnsmoke13

    upnsmoke13 Active Member

    My crap weed needs all the help I can find. Thank you!
     
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    SouthCross

    SouthCross Well-Known Member

    You're welcome.


    Don't let it fool you. You could make it into 'moon rocks' and it'll drop your legs.
     
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    upnsmoke13

    upnsmoke13 Active Member

    Yeah I have to ask, can I smoke that outta my banger? I've already seen everclear & iso being used. If smoking, which would be best? Guessing everclear.
     
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    chemphlegm

    chemphlegm Well-Known Member

    meh, I'd use 99% iso, for the smoking oil be sure to evaporate all of it, use a quick wash.
     
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    SouthCross

    SouthCross Well-Known Member

    What's a banger? Is that a vape pipe?
     
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    upnsmoke13

    upnsmoke13 Active Member

    @Weedmonkey - I really hope this interest you as it is addressing one possible solution, for both of us.

    @SouthCross - what the guy at the smoke shop call an attachment, for my bong, to smoke hash. Looks like a bowl with a downward bent stem at the top edge dropping into the bong
     
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    Yodaweed

    Yodaweed Well-Known Member

    IMO genetics, you most likely got some weak genetics.
     
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    upnsmoke13

    upnsmoke13 Active Member

    So I get evaporation but how do you "use a quick wash".
    I'm actually laughing out loud while typing - I really want to defend my IQ but.........
     
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    SouthCross

    SouthCross Well-Known Member

    Pour alcohol over some bud. Shake it for about 15mins. Pour off. Quick wash. The other methods is to let it seep in alcohol for up to six months or more.
     
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    Yodaweed

    Yodaweed Well-Known Member

    get a rosin press bro, than you can be smoking stuff like this

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    SouthCross

    SouthCross Well-Known Member


    I'm high enough. My freezer is full of brownies. Tincture in the cabinet. A big tub of cannabutter. Plus all the mason jars. I'm already permastoned.

    I'd smoke that stuff and afterwards, a regular blunt with 2 grams, wouldn't do a thing for me. My tolerance would be worse then it already is.

    Can't do rosin or hash unless it's a special occasion.
     
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