When shopping around for flower, clones and edibles, we often see trim or shake, by the pounds for sale, and cheap! So what is Trim and is it the same as shake?
Shake happens when your weed dries a little and crumbs fall off, it's usually at the bottom of the bag, or jar you store your buds in. Shake can be pretty potent, just as potent as when you smoked the buds themselves.
It is said that Trim is anything that comes off of the cannabis plant from the leaves and stems a lot of the time the sugar leaves, everything but the Flower. It is also said that this would be low grade trim. Quality Trim should contain plant parts with some trichomes! Quality Trim from seedless, female plants, should include the trimmings of sugar leaves and maybe even the fan leaves near the base of the cannabis plant; but only if they have trichomes on them.
By definition “fine outgrowths or appendages on plants, algae, lichens, and certain protists.” The trichomes on cannabis plants are actually the little factories that produce the hundreds of known cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids that make our favorite marijuana strains potent, flavorful, and effective.
Quality of Trim
Some Trim is basically worth as much as sawdust, other trim can rival the dankest buds. Trim can be beautiful: a bright florescent green, covered in a powdery sheen of trichome crystals, and sticky enough to form its own “buds.” And that type of trim is great for making edibles.
Just toss some trim into a warm frying pan and toss it around, don't burn it. This gives you decarbed trim, you can use it to make any kind of THC or CBD concentrate you want, including hash.
Since trim is much less expensive than cannabis flowers, you can make large, affordable quantities of cannabutter, oils, or milks for use in edibles or other cannabis-infused concoctions.