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Journal — marijuana



Deconstructing Terpenses

It’s perhaps the most common question a cannabis consumer gets when they enter a dispensary – do you want a sativa or indica high? One (sativa) is known as the daytime, energetic, heady high and the other (indica) denotes sleep and chill.  But expanding our knowledge beyond these two categories can make for a much more enjoyable – and targeted – cannabis experience. Which is where terpenes, the aromatic compounds in all plants (including cannabis) come in. Terpenes, or naturally occurring oils, create the fragrant smells and taste in cannabis. Specific terpenes tune the effects of THC and CBD and can determine flavor profile and the intensity and duration of your high.  Terpenes bind to receptors in the brain and...

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