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BC bud…cannabis grown in British Columbia…is recognized as some of the best is the world.
But why is this the case?
From Canada’s rich history with cannabis to the province’s laid-back attitude towards weed growers and smokers, there are many reasons why weed grown in British Columbia is famous.
But is it actually as good as people say it is? 🤔
There must be some truth behind British Columbia’s claim to fame as the source for the best cannabis around. But before we explore some of the reasons why British Columbia’s cannabis is so great, let’s dive into what BC bud actually is in the first place.
What is BC Bud?
We’ve all heard the term “BC Bud”.
Some older potheads might even know why some of the best cannabis in the world comes from British Columbia.
However, some members of the younger generations of smokers and tokers might not realize, as they are breaking out some BC bud, just how high they are about to get.
While BC bud is typically grown in the Okanagan Valley and the surrounding interior region, any cannabis grown and cultivated in British Columbia can be thought of as BC bud.
There are many reasons, and plenty of outright speculation, of how the BC denizens became such artisanal cannabis cultivators but there are some big ones that most serious stoners can agree on.
Let’s look at what factors make BC bud some of the best in the world.
The 3 C’s
First of all, British Columbia was gifted with a gorgeous west-coast climate. If you’ve ever visited there, you already know that they have incredible weather almost year-round.
On top of that, a strong sense of community has taken root in the cannabis enthusiasts that have grown in the region for generations.
This natural talent for growing gives rise to a deep and vibrant cannabis culture that continually adds more passion to the BC cannabis industry.
There could be another reason, but let’s cover the factual information before entering into speculation.
Why is BC Bud so Great?
As we mentioned, there are a few main reasons why the Bud grown in BC tends to be on the high end of the quality scale…the climate, the community of growers, and the culture of cannabis that has grown over time.
The climate of British Columbia is incredibly diverse, but in the case of BC bud, most of it comes from the southern area of the province.
The Sunshine Coast, the Okanagan Valley as well as more metropolitan areas like Kamloops, and of course Vancouver, are home to plenty of rain and a very temperate climate that provides perfect growing conditions for most of the year.
Cannabis thrives in temperatures of 20–30°C (70–85°F) during the day, with nighttime lows that don’t get below about 11-15°C (50-60°F). This makes the climate ideal, whether growing BC bud for medical or recreational products.
If grown outdoors, the soil’s natural fertility in southwestern Canada can be of great use.
If grown indoors, the local surplus of relatively cheap hydroelectric power can help growers boost bud yields and quality.
The community of growers and cannabis enthusiasts in the general BC area is fantastic.
While many in the BC region have grown cannabis for decades, the province’s new laws legalizing the use and cultivation of cannabis ended the stigma that many smokers and growers faced before the Cannabis Act was passed in 2018.
This ushered in a new day of using and growing cannabis without the secrecy and helped the BC cannabis community at large to flourish.
Bob Marley’s Birthday Bash
Not only are many areas in BC filled with great cannabis-loving communities, but this sense of community creates a rich culture of people who enjoy all aspects of the plant.
This can be seen for example in the annual Bob Marley birthday party held in Robert’s Creek.
British Columbia also leads Canada in medical growers. This culture even permeates the city of Vancouver, where they have an annual 420 Cannabis Festival that celebrates cannabis use.
How Did British Columbia Develop Such A Rich Cannabis History?
You might still be asking yourself, well, my region has excellent weather, great people, and a strong love for cannabis…so what makes BC bud so special?
Why do people so consistently call cannabis from western Canada some of the best?
One theory is that BC bud is the Canadian equivalent of California’s fabled Emerald Triangle cannabis.
Humboldt County, California within the Emerald Triangle
The “perfect storm” of the right conditions for growing and the right conditions to stay hidden mainly in out-of-the-way rural locations.
Good Cannabis Grown By Good People
British Columbia is a province where many locals devoted their lives to growing cannabis. It’s a cottage industry has had generations of open secrecy to flourish, resulting in some of the world’s best cannabis. Families have devoted themselves to producing top-tier cannabis that can be an incredible medical tool or an excellent recreational high.
Many areas of Americas, Canada, and no doubt the rest of the world have countless regions that might be ideal for growing great cannabis. Areas like the Okanagan Valley, Sunshine Coast, and Texada Island are Canadian versions of Humboldt.
These areas are beautiful, fertile, and full of good people, but they are remote enough that finding large grows by helicopter is often just too difficult, costly, and time-consuming for law enforcement to bother much with.
Is There Really That Much Bud In BC?
As recently as 2015, nearly half of the top 20 locations, per capita, for pot production were in BC.
While the production may be there, data shows that local law enforcement simply doesn’t want to waste the resources pursuing criminal charges against people doing a public service. This is perhaps why BC bud continues to be a staple in high-end cannabis products.
Is BC Bud Really The Best?
It’s difficult to objectively classify any cannabis as unquestionably “the best”. However, BC bud is undoubtedly some of the highest-quality cannabis around.
Jedi Kush grown in the Fraser Valley, British Columbia
BC bud isn’t just the bud; it’s the people and the love behind the bud that make it so amazing.
If you plan on visiting the province of BC make sure you plan a nice long stay. Experience the beautiful scenery. Meet some great people, and get just as stoned as you please on the local goods.
So there you have it, all the information about BC bud that you could hope to take in one hit.