Crystals are a casual term for the tiny translucent, sugar-like structure that is part of the cannabis plant. These crystals are actually trichomes and trichomes are a crucial part of the plant’s defense and from which comes the production of cannabinoids, flavonoid, and terpenes. Trichomes are responsible for the psychoactive and therapeutic components of the plant.
“Check out this bud! It is covered in crystals.”