While paying top-dollar for your pot might not be your ultimate goal, it is a fact that cannabis users are becoming more sophisticated and choosy about what they consume. As the weed space is quickly becoming as packed as a Miami beach on a smoldering summer day, standing out as a premium product is not the easiest thing to do.
A visit to your local dispensary might reveal that the price of strains usually vary by a slim margin of a dollar or two. So, what’s the most expensive weed?
Let’s dive into the area of expensive weed and find out how much people are willing to spend to get themselves some.
What Makes a Strain Luxury?
Just like any top-notch product — be it a piece of fine jewelry, or grooved luxury travel bag — a lot goes into the production and utility that makes it stand out. Many growers go to great lengths trying to come up with the most expensive strain of weed, including:
- Using untreated water that has been melted off a mountain top.
- Fine-tuned genetics
- Controlled cultivation and monitoring of nutrients
- Hand handling the weed.
- Using packaging cardboard as well as labels that are made from recycled material
- Recycled glass
- Following long, detailed processes
- Using hydroelectric power
This sounds a little off the top, right?
While going the extra mile — quite literally! — might be a step in the right direction of creating premium brands of weed, let us see what the most expensive marijuana currently is and how it got that way.
So, what is the most expensive marijuana in the world?
If you are familiar with the world’s most expensive cuisine, you probably know that caviar ranks up there for what you would buy if you were looking for the best, and most expensive money can buy.
Cannabis seems to be following in the same footsteps.
Cannabis Caviar is really the most expensive marijuana that there is out there. It is the “champagne of cannabis.” While culinary caviar is basically expensive fish eggs, cannabis caviar is a concept of finely combined ingredients.
What makes cannabis caviar so prestigious is the process of making it.
The making of Cannabis Caviar starts off with soaking high-quality cannabis buds in intoxicating hash oil (concentrated liquid cannabis). Once the oil becomes soaked into the buds, the result is concentrated cannabis that can have THC concentrations ranging from 30-80%, as opposed to the potency of a normal bud that would be 5-20%.
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If you think the process is done, you’re wrong!
The potent, concentrated bud is then rolled into kief (we will see what kief is later in this article). The result is a weed substance that will literally knock your socks off.
So, if you have been asking yourself “what’s the most expensive weed?” you now have your answer. A quality bomb of Cannabis Caviar.
Now to the big question, how much does it go for?
You would have to part with $1,400 to purchase an ounce of quality Cannabis Caviar!
What Makes Cannabis Caviar So Expensive?
Cannabis Caviar, or Caviar concentrates, Caviar Gold strain, Marijuana Caviar or simply Caviar Moon Rocks, are basically what we have described in the above section.
These names all refer to the same concept of dipping very high-quality weed buds into hash oil and rolling them in a kief layer. Cannabis Caviar can be exceedingly potent and some combinations are even known to result in high concentrations of up to 91% THC.
The high potency is due to the use of extremely high quality strains as weed as well as very potent cannabis oil and kief. This extravagant combination results in “one hell of a high”.
Many top-shelf weed strains are used in the making of Cannabis Caviar, but the most commonly used are:
- KGB strain
- Mochi Strain
- THC Diamonds
- Platinum weed
- God Bud strain
- Grapefruit weed
- Black Diamond cannabis
- Glue tap strain
Where Can You Get the Most Expensive Weed?
Caviar Cannabis is mainly sold in dispensaries across North America, though coffee shops abroad may also sell them.
Caviar Buds are virtually always very high quality with extremely potent qualities. When we say it will knock your socks off, we are not joking. Some would even say it could send you right to the moon, probably where it got its name “moon rocks’ from. If you are looking for weed that will literally transport you to the next world, this is it.
Conversely, if you are a cannabis newbie, you should probably steer clear of Cannabis Caviar until you develop some tolerance.
What Are the Effects of the Most Expensive Weed?
Have you ever felt so high you seem unable to feel your eyebrows, even if you touched them?
That’s the cannabis caviar high.
Starting in your head, the caviar high eventually spreads throughout your entire body and down to the tips your toes. It’s one of those slow burns that you don’t quite feel coming on, until you realise your feet are no longer touching the ground. It has an intense high that will hit about 30 minutes after you take it and last a really long time.
What Cannabis Caviar Is Not
The high that results from the strong combinations of cannabis caviar has led many to describe it as “the strongest cannabis in the world” that can you “the best high on earth”.
Is it a wonder that moons rocks are sometimes confused with other substances?
Moon rock weed has regularly been confused with MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine), we will go by the abbreviation because who can pronounce that? Another name for MDMA is speed.
Like marijuana, ecstasy creates psychoactive effects. However, they are vastly different. Ecstasy is a “methamphetamine” which acts through the dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine receptors found in the brain. Ecstasy is considered to be addictive as it is a stimulant of the amphetamine class.
So make sure to specify the moon rock you are talking about the next time you are a having a conversation of your best high. You wouldn’t want anyone to get the wrong impression. Would you?
What Is the Most Expensive Strain of Weed?
By now, you must have figured that the most expensive weed is not a strain, but a prime concoction. If you are still wondering what the most expensive weed strain is, we have the answer for you.
This potent strain is “a Sativa-dominant hybrid”. Created from backcrossing its parent strain (Blue Dream) with itself, it is an excellent strain to spark focus and creativity. With average THC levels of 26-28%, Loud Dream ranks as one of the most potent weed strains.
Now, how much does it cost?
For a whopping $800, you can score yourself an ounce of Loud Dream. That definitely makes it the most expensive strain of weed in the world. It also has strong berry flavors which make it a very enjoyable smoke.
If you want to get some concept of how high $800 is, consider that price for “medium to high-quality” weed is about $230.50. This is according to a sample size of 45,707 published by the High Times. The average weed also has THC contents of roughly 18.7% on average, according to NBC News, which makes it’s 27% average quite momentous.
The Mystery of the Oracle
Once upon a time, a strain named “The Oracle” emerged as the most expensive weed strain, and it was sought after by both gentry and common folk.
The Oracle is a potent Indica strain that has a staggering 45% THC contents balanced by 20% CBD.
As many stories go… one day, while routinely running some tests, it was found to be a duplication of the common ACDC strain, which can be purchased for a fraction of the absurdly high prices, from any dispensary.
This strain also retailed for $800, with the price of a clone being $1000
How to Make the Most Expensive Weed at Home
Caviar cannabis is basically moon rock weed that’s topped with honey oil and a dusted generously with kief. The finished product closely resembles a Brussels Sprout, or to those with a sweet tooth, a chunk of green candy.
To make your own cannabis caviar from home, you will need:
- Raw, whole bud (of the finest, most potent quality you can get)
- Honey oil(a.k.a. hash oil)
Making the kief
As promised earlier in this article, we have come to the point of revealing the contents of our secret ingredient, “kief”.
In German, the word “kief” refers to a quarrelsome person. That is obviously not what we’re talking about.
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Kief, which is also called pollen or crystal, is the fine powder gotten from the trichomes (dried resin glands) of a cannabis plant. Kief is quite easy to produce. Actually, it’s the easiest step in this whole process. All you will need in order to collect your very own kief is a nifty grinder that has a kief catcher at its bottom.
Simply put your flower into the grinder’s topmost chamber and start grinding. The chopped bud will fall into the screen below, and the kief will get separated from the ground bub. It then gets stored in a final compartment.
When you’re done grinding, tap the grinder on a flat surface such as a table to ensure all of the kief falls through to the last compartment, we don’t want to waste any of that precious stuff, do we?
If you find this process tedious, as you are bound to, simply purchase quality kief from your local dispensary and skip to the next step.
Making the honey oil
Honey oil, also known as hash oil, is derived typically from a process called solvent extraction. Solvent extraction involves a chemical solvent such as alcohol, butane or carbon dioxide being forced through the weed material. This process causes trichomes and other chemicals to be stripped from the plant as they dissolve in the solvent. The solvent is then evaporated or strained out leaving the CBD, THC, flavonoids and terpenes behind in their oily state.
However, making your own honey oil can be dangerous as butane and other solvents are highly flammable.
Like with the kief, it is sometimes just easier to purchase the honey oil from your local dispensary.
The final, or first ingredient is the bud. If you are a weed connoisseur, you probably have your own potent weed growing in your background.
If not, purchase the finest, most potent strain from your local dispensary.
Earlier on in this article, we gave some suggestions of recommended strains.
Now that you have the cannabis caviar ingredients, we can start on the process. A quick check on everything you need:
- Your favorite potent whole bud
- Honey oil
- Small brush or eyedropper
Follow these steps:
- Break a small piece of bud off the larger whole. This is what the tweezers are for, they will make it easier to hold and manipulate the pieces.
- Use the small brush or eyedropper to cover the piece you have extracted. Make sure that while you cover the whole area, you do not saturate it.
- Finally, roll your oil-covered bud in your kief until it’s totally coated.
- Repeat the process with the remainder of your bud, honey oil, and kief.
- Ensure the nuggets dry completely before use.
That’s it. With these simple steps you can have access to the most expensive weed in the world!
This article originally appeared on MyCannabis.com and has been reposted with permission.