Dank is a slang term for very high-quality cannabis that is aesthetically pleasing and has a strong, pungent aroma because of its high terpene and thiol levels.

In relation to cannabis, dank refers to something being good or high quality, polarising it from its original meaning as something unpleasant. During the 1980s, dank was used to describe sticky and humid buds but eventually migrated to the term for anything deemed high-grade. Dank is considered to be more flavourful and has a higher medicinal value and price point than low-grade cannabis. 


What is dank?


Dank is a word used to describe high-grade cannabis. It refers to 'weed' that has a heavy percentage of THC with a pungent aroma. 


What makes cannabis dank?


People consider cannabis to be dank when it is high-quality, free of contamination and high-grade. High-grade has higher natural terpenes, flavonoids, thiols and other aromatic and flavour compounds. The presence of these compounds both increases the enjoyability factor of inhaling this type of cannabis but also has a modulating effect on the cannabinoids that distinguish one variety from another. 


Why is high-grade cannabis called dank?


People call high-grade cannabis dank because of the higher concentration of THC, higher natural terpene profile, and the presence of a sulphur compound called thiols, which adds to the pungent aroma associated with 'dank' weed. Dank originally meant the musty and damp smell coming from a basement.

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