The Nose Knows What It Wants
And what it wants is high-quality herb.
During one of my early dispensary visits in Los Angeles, I remember hearing the expression “the nose knows” and it’s one I’ve never forgotten. When I first heard the phrase, I was peppering an extremely patient budtender with questions as I tried to decide on the perfect strain of flower to buy. As is usually the case, I was feeling overwhelmed by the number of options in front of me. When the budtender recommended I choose whichever strain smelled the best to me, my expression must have given away that I was unimpressed. She continued by explaining that “actually, the nose knows what the body needs.”
“These days, I let my nose lead the way when it comes to strain selection.”
Back then, I wasn’t aware that all plants contain fragrant oils or “
When I opened the bag of flower, my senses were immediately overwhelmed by its intoxicating smell. I detected sour citrus notes, plus berries and pine. As I ground up the buds, the scent became stronger and even more alluring. My senses heightened as I prepped the buds in my joint rolling machine. I could not wait to smoke this weed.