Watch How to Trim and Perfectly Manacure a Deep Dark Purple Bud
Many people take for granted all of the various and sundry components of labor and attention that go into that perfect, sparkly, dank little nugget that they pull out of their kind sack and stuff into their pipe.
Few aspects of the beginning to end process of marijuana manufacturing can match the meticulousness experienced at the trim table when buds that have been grown and cared for, then harvested big-leafed and cured, are finally polished to perfection by thousands and thousands of tiny little scissor snips made by human hands.
Make no mistake about it, trimming at harvest time is not a get rich quick scheme. Rather, quite the opposite. With today’s market conditions the price of trimming a pound has fallen substantially. A trimmer used to make about $250 per pound, but these days the rates offered a trimmer for the tedious eye-crossing work can be as low as $150 per pound. Considering that it takes a solid day or two of work for most trimmers to get through a pound, that comes out around 10-20 bucks an hour.
Considering that marijuana “manufacturing” is still illegal in the United States, your not going to get rich by trimming. Nevertheless, it can be a relaxing way to hang out with nice people in a laid-back environment and make a decent wage in the meantime.
Many good folks in Northern California who rely heavily on trim work for their primary income also have difficulty finding consistent work, as it is often very streaky and unpredictable.
Thank you to the trimmers out there and the billions of laborious little snips that go into finishing those perfect sparkly little morsels that we all pull out of our dank bud sacks.