What is Cannabis Pollen? Marijuana Pollen Definition

What Does Marijuana Pollen Look Like?

Marijuana pollen is a fine, powdery substance. Like the pollen you see during pollen season, it has a light yellow and wheat-like color. Unlike female cannabis plants, male plants produce sacs of pollen.

When Do Male Cannabis Plants Release Pollen?

When pollen sacs fully mature, they will release pollen. This should happen about 1 month after flowering. Once matured, the pollen can fertilize the female cannabis plant.

How Is Pollen Transferred in Marijuana Plants?

Outdoor grown marijuana plant pollination is a naturally occurring process. When fertilized outdoors, pollen spreads through the air. Indoor marijuana plants require human intervention. Growers will need to set up their own pollen collection process in order to catch pollen. Once gathered, they will need to manually place it on the female plant stigma (part of the pistil) to fertilize.

How to Collect Pollen

As soon as the pollen sacs begin to open, the pollen collection process should begin. Remove the flower cluster from the male cannabis plant. Once removed, keep it stored and sealed for about a week.

How to Store Pollen

Storing your pollen is an option if you’d like to keep it for later use. After the flower cluster dries in your sealed container, you can store your cannabis pollen. Take your dried cluster and place it on a micron screen with wax paper beneath to absorb moisture. If you mix in some flour with the pollen, it can be stored for longer periods. Store sealed in a freezer.


Did you enjoy this article? Check out our other cannabis articles here:

Edible Dosage Chart- An Easy Way To Learn To Dose

CBD Dosage: How Much CBD Is The Right Amount?

5 Foods That Will Elevate Your High

TV Shows About Weed

Fun And Surprising Cannabis Facts

Cannabis-Infused Honey Glazed Chicken

Cannabis-Infused Chocolate Chip Pancakes


If you are in LA and would like to purchase marijuana flower, CBD, edibles, or vapes and concentrates for delivery, register with Kushfly here. Check out our DEALS! And ask us how you can get FREE delivery!

Leave a Reply