What’s good Holyoke Cannabis stoners? Today we’re going to highlight some of the differences in breaking up those cannabis buds for use! Commonly referred to as “grinding”.

Let’s take a deeper dive into them below! Check out these flower options or stop into Holyoke Cannabis Recreational Dispensary and talk to one of our budtenders today!

Grinders vs Hands

For centuries humans have been breaking up bud with their hands to make joints, or even concentrates like hash. Even with the advent of mechanical grinders many cannabis users still prefer the old ways, and choose to break up flower by hand; but why?

Grinder Pros

The most obvious reason anyone would want to use a grinder over their hands is the speed. One could easily grind and roll two fat joints before someone was done breaking down their eighth. Grinders also produce an evenly grounded bud with consistency. This is great for more even burning joints, and blunts. Also most grinders come with an extra chamber that collects the kief during the process.

Grinder Cons

Grinders disturb the trichomes, separating them from the bud. This can reduce the potency and flavor of your flower. You also go through much more weed using a grinder when packing bowls or rolling blunts. This is because of how much smaller the buds are in comparison to hand ground. It takes more grounded bud to fill the same space in a blunt as hand ground.

Hand Ground Pros

Many people enjoy hand grinding for a multitude of different reasons. Some just enjoy the physical feeling of breaking up buds between their fingers. Though there are far more practical reasons as well, including being able to control the size and consistency of the bud. Many people also feel as though they are damaging the buds far less when breaking up with their hands.


Hand Ground Cons

Many people who are not fond of the hind grind generally refer to time and convenience as their reasoning. Using a grinder greatly reduces the amount of time spent trying to get a reasonable consistency for your joint/preroll. Also depending on how dense the bud you are using is, it can be difficult to hand break it into a proper smoking material for a joint.

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Here at Holyoke Cannabis our mission consists of bringing premium, recreational products of all forms into a friendly, well versed dispensary. Whether you are someone who enjoys throughout the day, or a first-time user you can rely on Holyoke Cannabis to elevate your recreational experience. We supply a diverse selection of flower, pens, edibles, pre-rolls, concentrates, everything!

Our friendly staff is here to help with any and all of your cannabis needs. With as much or as little hands on time with our budtenders and staff, you are left to choose what buying experience pleases you. Just browsing or do not need assistance? Not a problem! Just let us know when you are ready, and we will supply you with whatever you need. Paper menus and seating will be available around the shop. Come in today and see why we are your go-to Massachusett’s recreational dispensary!

Customer Safety During COVID-19

Holyoke Cannabis implements a wide range of sanitation and safety measures. Health and security are major priorities for their walk-in customers. “We are constantly sanitizing our sales floor and counterspace and offer both hand sanitizer and masks to all customers.” explains Jacob Black, Marketing and procurement Manager for Holyoke Cannabis. “Customers can also pre-order through our website www.holyokecannabis.com in order to decrease your time spent in store. We take our customers safety concerns extremely seriously.”.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call 413-322-8611 and a Holyoke Cannabis Bud Tender will have the answer you need.

Products and Education

Due to the previously mentioned influx of cannabis users joining the recreational market, one major goal of Holyoke Cannabis is to properly educate and inform for both its Budtenders and Customers. Holyoke Cannabis provides an extensive product guide that details/describes all major forms of cannabis intake from yummy edibles to old school buds and everything in between. If you are more of a person-to-person learner, the Holyoke Cannabis staff is more than happy to answer all questions in a warm and friendly environment.

Revitalization of Holyoke and Holyoke Cannabis

With so many amazing business’s moving into the beautiful Mill area of 380 Dwight Street, Holyoke Cannabis expects a bright future for economic, infrastructural, and social uplift throughout Holyoke and its surrounding areas. “Holyoke Cannabis is excited to be part of such a driven community of business owners” “We only see things going up from here” remarked Jaron as the sound of new construction rings out from outside.

Location and Access

Access to transportation whether it be long distances, or one town over can be a great concern for customers who wish to partake in cannabis product safely. Holyoke Cannabis and the 380 Dwight St. plaza is located only a short distance from both a train station and local bus stop and is available to all.

Located: 380 Dwight Street, Unit #3, Holyoke 01040, MA.

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