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What strain is “Mexican Brick”?

Stupid question, I’ve heard of people referring to bad bud as “Mexican Brick, or stepped on swag weed”, ect, ect. Does anyone know what kinds of strains “Mexican Brick ” might be? I’ve never seen “Mexican Brick” for sale at any seed banks!!

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Mexican Brick is they crap the ship across the border by the multiple ton. It is anything from hemp growing along railroad tracks to sativa growing in the fields and ditches wild or lightly cultivated. Most of this comes from northern Mexico and is complete garbage. There can be good brick from southern mexico but it has always been rare around here.

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Panama Red, Oaxacan, Acapulco gold, and Colombian are landraces from the area. Maybe one of those? All I know is it was brown with red pistils and full of seeds.

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You know it’s brown cause they dried it in piles on the ground in the sun. just like they used to do straw

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Drying weed in sun makes it turn brown. The cartels are about money, no time to cure . They grow it, cut it down, get it processed into bricks and over the border.

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Back in the old days if you bought mexican weed —-> I never! it was a powder no buds at all LOL if you tried to pass a joint of that rag weed everyone knew you had junk LOL

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The thing is how do dry tons of plants. that’s why some bRick weed is stems and seeds. we had a dried out smashed lizard in middle of a brick not to mention chunks of mud and pebbles here and there.

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Kinda like a really bad stoner piñata !! Thank you for all the information!! Im a junky for obscure knowledge!!

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I had a friend that got pounds of brick weed inside gas cans. he had to cut the whole bottom of can open to get the bricks out. I saw like five gas cans cut open in his garage, said brother you got to get rid of these empties.

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Mexican Brick. The shit weed from across the boarder. On another post I talked about some of the crap we used to find in bricks. Trash weed for sure.

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I talked to a guy in Tucson the other day and he told me he was taking hydro crops to Hermosillo for the new middle and upper class in Mexico. They like the good weed and all there is in Sonora is cartel crap.
I didn’t quite believe him. But maybe so? What a great irony if it is true. I would not doubt if the Mexicans can turn it around before we can get our act together. They are as resourceful as indoor growers.

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I agree, it’s the drying and curing that makes it “brick weed” Basically brick weed is what happens when you cure cannabis in anaerobic conditions (ie when the buds are still wet), and then press it into bricks for easier transport. When you break open the brick, often you can barely tell what’s bud and whats leaves or stems.

For example some outdoor growers will throw newly harvested cannabis buds in a pile while wet, (leaves, stems, bugs and all) and let it cook in place like a compost pile. After some amount of time, the buds are wrapped up and compressed for storage, often still partially wet, then cut up into bricks. This is considered a type of “brick weed” and is often “harsh” to smoke.

If the starting cannabis is bad, the result will be, too. But some people actually prefer the effects you get from bud cured in anaerobic conditions when you start with good bud. For example, some indoor growers put their buds in jars while at least partially wet on the outside, causing extra bacterial growth.

Example of bud cured in anaerobic (wet) conditions

Any curing process that involves letting buds stay wet and sealed up at the beginning produces weed with a different consistency and different effects, though sometimes buds can be more harsh. Buds become crumbly and they lose their green color after just a week or two, becoming more tan or golden. This type of bud is considered “inferior” by some people, especially in areas with dispensaries (where most of the bud is green and barely cured). However, there are people I’ve met who prefer this type of cannabis because they like the slightly different effects.

That being said, curing buds while still wet can be unsafe by causing unwanted mold or a bad type of bacteria to grow. If you cure buds while they’re dry on the outside and moist on the inside, as with traditional curing, you can achieve many of the same mental and physical effects of anaerobic-cured weed without the risk, simply by giving buds more time to cure.

If you want to safely get the effects of anaerobically cured bud, you can cure buds the traditional way for 2+ months. As regular buds continue curing, they start to slowly get a similar appearance and consistency of bud cured in anaerobic conditions, but instead of being harsh they actually get smoother over time. The mental and physical effects of long-cured buds also seems to get stronger as it’s cured longer (up to a point), giving similar heady and body effects that some describe as being a little “drunk.” Long-cured buds gives you the same benefits without the harshness or lack of safety!

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Mexican Brick Weed Seeds

Have any of you ever tried growing out some seeds from some Mexican brick weed?? I’ve just germinated 9 seeds successfully and have put them in some premi soil in 16 oz party cups inside my little grow box.

Seeing that this stuff is grown for commercial purposes, don’t you think it would be logical for it to be a good yielder?? You know that stuff probably looks pretty decent before the cartel gets their slimy hands on it.

I’ve grown out some brick weed seeds before and they looked/smoked like they were almost 100% indica every single time. When I see the first couple sets of real leafs, I’ll be able to tell you if it looks like another 100% indica strain or not.

Has anyone else had experience growing out seeds from this stuff?? What did you end up getting? More Indica, more sativa, yields, potency?? I’m just wondering, because this is basically how I, and I bet, a lot of other people started growing weed. Let me hear your experiences.

Before I ever started growing, I thought it would be a mexican sativa-type usually. However, I’ve NEVER seen a sativa dominant plant from this really commercial stuff. From my experience, these plants put out some really good yields as well, if treated properly. This is kind of like a national past-time for many. I’d just like to hear other people’s experiences growing out the infamous mexican brick seeds.

Mexican Brick Weed 1970s

Mexico’s unique climate and mountainous terrain makes it one of the few global regions hospitable to growing cannabis. Mexico is home to several landrace strains, all of which have decidedly sativa characteristics thanks to the country’s high elevations. There are several distinct strains that could be called “Mexican,” many of which have proven useful in crossbreeding inventive new varieties. What follows is a summary of some of the prime characteristics associated with Mexican sativa landraces.

Sometimes referred to as “brick weed,” Mexican cannabis has an undeserved reputation for being of inferior quality. This is likely due to the fact that the overly dry and seed-filled Mexican cannabis that flooded the Southern U.S. market in the 1970s and 80s was pressed into solid bricks.

In their raw, unprocessed form, genuine Mexican sativas may have a striking appearance for American consumers accustomed to bud that’s been packaged by dispensaries and delivery services. Mexican flowers are typically elongated and spindly rather than nugget-like and tightly packed. Instead of curling tightly inward, these strains’ leaves are loose and piecey and may have a fluffy appearance when viewed from afar. The leaves are a bright shade of lime green and are threaded through with brown to vibrant orange hairs — which are actually pistils, structure meant to catch pollen from flowering male plants. Due to cold nighttime temperatures in the high altitude environment where much of Mexico’s cannabis is grown, these flowers also frequently boast blue and purple hues in their leaves — pigments called anthocyanins in the strain’s genetics that are stimulated by colder than average weather. Finally, cloudy amber-colored trichomes cover these leafy buds and give them a slightly yellow glow.

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These landrace sativas tend to creep up on the consumer — but when they do hit, they’re noticeable right away. Smokers will notice a concerted pressure in the face, especially around the eyes and temples. Along with this novel physical sensation comes an uptick in cerebral thinking, as ideas jump from one to the next in free association. In its early stages, this mental stimulation can be helpful in aiding concentration or in making mundane chores and errands more interesting. As the high progresses, though, smokers’ mindsets can become more foggy and dreamlike and may not be as well-suited to work that demands acute focus. Some degree of physical relaxation can enable deep breathing and can eliminate any lingering muscular tension. Appetite stimulation is commonly reported. More so than with other varieties, Mexican sativas are often said to trigger a dry mouth and dry eyes. More appropriate for daytime than for evening use, Mexican bud is also said to have a shorter than average high.

Mexican cannabis has a very earthy and dank odor, with a considerably skunky pungency. There’s also a woodsy scent lurking underneath while grinding up the buds releases spicy, peppery notes. Despite this funky flavor profile, Mexican sativas tend to burn with a smooth and palatable smoke when combusted. This smoke can have a tangy, diesel scent on the exhale.

Mexican sativas can also be of use to medical cannabis patients, thanks to their mentally stimulating and mood-elevating properties. They may help those with attention deficit disorders to sustain concentration on a single task. They can also provide temporary respite from mild to moderate cases of stress and depression. The subtle anti-inflammatory properties of these varieties may soothe bodily irritations like headaches and indigestion. Because the mental effects of these strains are not particularly intense, they may be appropriate for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC.

Many sources purport to sell seeds or clones of authentic Mexican landrace strains; however, consumers should investigate the reputation and reliability of any sources, as the original stock of these strains is considered rare. Once obtained, Mexican strains can be grown indoors or out, and can be particularly resistant to adverse conditions if fostered outdoors. These plants grow tall and should be contained by trimming back branches and stems early on in the vegetative process. As with many pure sativas, Mexican cannabis has a long flowering period, in this case taking as many as 16 weeks before reaching maturity.

If true Mexican landrace sativa can be obtained, it’s a must-try for any cannabis enthusiast. This unique, subtle strain has served as a parent for other popular varieties like Acapulco Gold, Trainwreck, and Haze.