The Complete Weed Grade Chart
AAAAA / 5A Grade
AAAAA Grade weed is the very pinnacle of quality. It’s also very rare with only the most select bugs making it to this high-quality level. While the difference may be subtle at this level, these buds are thick, fresh, covered in trichomes, and full of wonderful aromas. This level of quality also delivers an outstanding taste that comes through most strongly when vaping. Check out our article about 5A Weed to get the best deals!
Connoisseurs refer to this AAAAA cannabis as fire, chronic, dank, and flame but in short, these are all terms of unparalleled quality. At this level, prices are also significantly higher. Like the finest wine or age whiskey, this cannabis truly is top shelf, and the prices you’ll pay reflect that.
Weed at this level delivers a clean and clear-headed high with an intense THC effect with minimal side effects. The strain will determine the nature of the high but whatever that expectation is, it will be far more precise at this level of quality.
What is the price range for 5A Weed? Anywhere between $200 to $300 (before discount)
Where to buy 5A in Canada? Herbapproach, Cannabismo, SpeedGreens
AAAA or Weed Quads
AAAA Weed Canada or “Quads” is also a high-quality product that sits well on the top shelf. AAAA grade cannabis will rank high in all criteria including THC/CBD content, aesthetics, bud size, trichome, and terpenoid content. It hasn’t reached absolute perfection but it comes so close that the difference will be difficult to pin down for all but the most dedicated weed aficionados. At this level, aromas are pungent, dank, and decidedly pleasing.
The taste is well developed and the burn is smooth and consistent. This is a premium weed and that means a premium price. If the top-level weed is the Ferrari of cannabis, this is the Porsche – it isn’t cheap but it isn’t astronomical either. Check out our article about AAAA Weed to get the best deals!
What is the price range for Quads Weed? Anywhere between $150 to $220 (before discount)
Where to buy AAAA in Canada? You can count on Cannawholesalers, Buymyweedonline… for an excellent selection of AAAA quality cannabis.
Weed has been improving for as long as people have been smoking it and AAA used to be the very best weed you could get. Today it’s considered just a middle of the road weed but it’s still a very respectable cannabis product. “Trips” is the weed grade most people are consuming, we advise you not to go lower than that for your everyday smoke.
Trips are imbued with many of the same qualities of the higher quality AAAA weed but the buds are a bit less dense, the THC/CBD potency is slightly weaker and the aromas are a bit less pronounced. You may also find some discoloration coming from the curing process that would not make it into an AAAA smoke.
This quality of cannabis is most common in the market and a wide range of strains and hybrids. All the best online dispensaries in Canada have this Weed grade and their prices are friendly for your wallet.
What is the price range for AAA Weed? Anywhere between $120 to $160 (before discount)
Where to buy AAA in Canada? Cannawholesalers (again), Haute Health…
For the budget-minded consumer, dubs or AA grade cannabis is a perfectly good option. While they aren’t the lowest grade, they are probably only slightly better than homegrown variants but still, the high you get from dubs will offer a very nice buzz without completely draining your pocket.
As far as what’s available in the dispensaries, this is typically the lowest grade they offer. The buds aren’t nearly as well-formed and consistent in color and texture so sitting them on the shelves next to higher grade cannabis doesn’t help the dispensaries earn that well and that means, they may be a bit hard to find in most shops. You may have to ask for them.
Even for those that aren’t as worried about their budget, it’s sometimes fun to explore the AA weed. With a careful eye, you can find some diamonds in the rough that will make your weed journey feel a bit like an adventure and you’ll have fun bragging about and sharing your score. You can also potentially make your own extracts and edibles out of it.
What is the price range for AA Weed? Usually, they are referred as Cheap Weed Ounces and under $99 Weed Ounces.
Where to buy AA Grade in Canada? Haute Health probably has the best deals for this kind of weed.
Obviously, this is the bottom of the barrel and finding any of this quality in a licensed dispensary is unlikely. While this grade of weed still has some semblance of a bud, this is the weed that got tossed aside in the grading process. It will still give you a buzz but the side effects and “hangover” will leave no doubt that this was not up to snuff.
For this grade, you will probably get trim of shake. That isn’t really what this is but it is an easy way for dispensaries to offer this grade of weed if they choose to offer it at all. It isn’t pretty but there are times where a bit of dirt weed, ditch weed, or schwag can fill in when there’s nothing else on the table. So, roll up and make the best of the low-grade high.