Part of the Cannabis plant consisting of tightly compressed green organic plant matter. Buds develop naturally on the Cannabis plant after a number of weeks of growth. To Cannabis smokers, it is the most valued part of the plant because it contains high concentrations of the many psychoactive chemicals found in Cannabis. Quality buds are usually described as crisp and firm. This usually indicates that they have been recently harvested and have a good percentage of moisture content. Buds generally weigh about 1/4 oz, and are sold accordingly.