Sugar leaves are small, resin-coated leaves that grow from the cannabis flower. Named for their sugary appearance due to a dense layer of trichomes, they contain cannabinoids and terpenes, making them almost as potent as the buds themselves.
What are Sugar Leaves?
Sugar leaves are tiny leaves sprouting from cannabis buds during the flowering stage. Unlike larger fan leaves, they’re hidden within the buds and coated in trichomes, giving them a frosted, sugary look. While they’re less potent than the buds, they’re richer in cannabinoids and terpenes than fan leaves.
Using sugar leaves
Sugar leaves can be used to make cannabis concentrates like hash or oil, or in edible creations like cannabutter. Some growers leave them on during the drying and curing process for protection and flavor enhancement. If removed, they can be dried and cured separately for later use, ensuring no part of the cannabis plant is wasted.