The cannabis industry has shifted from predominantly focusing on high-potency cannabinoid products to appreciating and even seeking out lesser-known cannabis compounds, namely, aromatic terpenes.
Cannabis-derived terpenes are one of the most in-demand compounds in the industry. For a long time, cannabinoids (THC and CBD) drove market demand and research focus, but now terpenes are gaining traction as potentially therapeutic complements to cannabinoids.
The cannabis plant undergoes a unique life cycle that ends with a bountiful harvest of trichome-soaked buds. Throughout the drying and curing process, trichomes and by extension, terpenes, can be lost. Terpenes dry up at a faster rate due to their relatively lower boiling points compared to cannabinoids such as CBD and THC.
Terpenes are powerful compounds found across the entire plant world. The power of terpenes has been used for centuries. We are now uncovering their hidden health potential through ongoing clinical trials. While we are far away from fully understanding their therapeutic benefits, the minimal research is promising toward a bright future for cannabis terpene treatment.
Terpenes are magical and pungent compounds that can be found across plants, vegetables, and fruit. It’s what makes your Sour Diesel have that gas-like aroma. Terpenes give your Strawberry Cough its sweet and bright aromas. Our article will help you uncover the mystery of terpenes in plants and help you experience their olfactory power to the fullest.
Cannabis concentrate connoisseurs are avidly searching for pure, potent, and flavorful extracts. Whether it’s shatter, wax, live resin, or crumble, premium concentrates contain a higher percentage of cannabinoids compared to fresh or cured marijuana flower buds. Unfortunately, most solvent and solventless extraction methods utilize high temperatures and pressures, which can degrade much of the strain’s original flavor and aroma.
In recent years, however, a new and especially fragrant extract has gained favor among those that appreciate cannabis’ unique aromatic terpenes along with their THC and CBD. Terp sauce is a type of high-terpene full-spectrum extract (HTFSE) that can take your dabbing experience to a whole other level.
Cannabis flower is covered in tiny, resinous hairs called trichomes, which contain beneficial compounds including cannabinoids, terpenoids, and flavonoids. These elements are incredibly important to the overall flavor, experience, and benefit of consumption of final product. While some extraction methods are geared toward isolating certain elements like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) exclusively, there is a growing field of research highlighting the benefits of retaining as many of these elements as possible throughout the extraction process in order to achieve a more symbiotic and genuine representation of the entire plant. The final product is commonly referred to as "full spectrum," and the effect it produces for the end user is known as the "entourage effect".