Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
Marijuana bud refers to the smokable part of the female cannabis plant covered with trichomes. The quality of marijuana buds is frequently assessed by trichomes aroma, color, and density. It is common to refer to marijuana buds as nugs or healing flowers.
The bud is the most preferred consumable part of a cannabis plant as it has higher THC content compared to leaves. To make it fit for smoking, marijuana buds are properly dried and then cured.