Terpenes are what you smell, and knowing what they are will deepen your appreciation of cannabis.
The Flavors of Cannabis
Terpenes are the oils that give cannabis plant strains their unique aromas. Terpenes originate within the same glands of the cannabis plant as THC, CBD, and many other cannabinoids. They interact with the endocannabinoid system in a similar way to other cannabinoids, when inhaled or ingested, the terpenes will act as an assistant to cannabinoids as they work to penetrate the blood-brain barrier.
Terpenes can also influence neurotransmitters within the brain. For example, they can affect the production and destruction of both dopamine and serotonin. This insight can give us an idea of why different strains not only have their own unique tastes and smells, but also have different affects on our mood or ‘feeling high’ sensation. For instance, limonene, a terpene found in cannabis, can increase serotonin production thus elevating your mood.
Using Essential Oils
Our final refinement process ensures greater purity and potency. We put our extract through a rigorous regimen, where we are able to achieve mid 80’s to low 90’s THC content and where natural terpenes are re-introduced. This ensures that our product will retain the same aroma and flavor as the plant strain it originated from, providing the user with a pleasant and effective experience.