Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
Cola, a botanical term, refers to the flowering site of the female cannabis plant, i.e., the place where the buds grow interwoven together as a cluster.
Cola is formed after the flowering stage of the cannabis plant. The main cola, bigger in size, usually forms at the top of the plant from the central stem, with many smaller cola buds forming below. Colas are long, narrow, and grow vertically. Colas are known for their high concentration of live resin and are of high value.
The cola is made up of many small trichome-rich buds and sugar leaves coated in trichomes. Trichomes hold resin glands that produce the terpenes, THCA, CBDA, and other phytocannabinoids. Wild cannabis plants usually only form one main cola. But cannabis plants can be trained to form many colas.
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