Typically, when you ask someone what type of cannabis they prefer, you’ll hear 1 of 3 answers:
- Indica because of the body high
- Sativa because of the head high
- Hybrid because of the balanced high
However, with all of the genetic cross breeding, as well as the many different approaches to growing that cultivators have at their disposal, it is nearly impossible to tell what the effects of a cannabis product are solely by the classic Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid nomenclature.
So if Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid cannot properly describe the effects of cannabis products, how will consumers know what they are buying?
By looking at terpene profiles! Keep reading to find out more about why you should be asking “What is the terpene profile?” whenever you buy a cannabis product.
What are Terpenes?
Terpenes are the molecules that give cannabis strains their unique flavor and smell profiles. They are found in the trichomes of the cannabis plant, which are the glands that give cannabis its sticky texture.
As we discussed in our previous blog Full Spectrum vs Broad Spectrum CBD, terpenes are one of the components that enhance the entourage effect.
They work in synergy with the other cannabinoids and flavonoids to enhance the overall effects of each cultivar. Without terpenes, consuming cannabis would be like eating your favorite meal without any of the spices or seasonings that make it so wonderful.
With over 400 terpenes currently discovered, it is no surprise that every cannabis strain would have varying ratios of these compounds. This is also why it is so important to add terpenes after extracting cannabis oil, to best try to replicate the natural effects of that particular cannabis strain.
Overall, these reasons are why terpenes are so important to reaching the full potential of the cannabis experience!
Where to Buy Terpenes
If you are interested in finding out how to get the most benefits from your cannabis, then look no further than The Hemp Mine! We sell 100% hemp derived wholesale terpenes in 4 of our southern home-grown cultivars:
- THM Jack: dominant in terpinolene and beta-caryophyllene
- Belle: dominant in myrcene and terpinolene
- T1: dominant in myrcene and alpha-pinene
- Cat Daddy: dominant in beta-caryophyllene and alpha-pinene
Come shop with us for the most premium, hemp-derived, wholesale terpenes on the market.
Products made from the cannabis plant have not yet been tested by the Food and Drug Administration. All health claims relating to cannabis or hemp are anecdotal. Please consult with your doctor before making any lifestyle changes.