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Purple Punch Strain Review

Purple Punch Strain

Purple Punch Strain Review

Purple Punch Strain

Factoids:  Grower – High Winds Farm/ Dispensary – Pacific Gold Cannabis

Indica THC 25.40% CBD 0.00%

Terpenes- Myrcene, Beta Caryophyllene, Pinene and Limonene

Bud Buzz:  Purple Punch strain is a potent Indica cannabis strain that is even better than it looks, and it looks fantastic.  Huge dense buds that can be slightly sticky when you break them up. So if you are grinding your cannabis, leave it out for an hour or two before putting it in the grinder. This will be just enough to dry it out a little.  The buds are dark green with plenty of purple throughout and frosty trichomes covering nearly the entire top half of each bud.  The smell is pure grape Kool-Aid or if you remember the purple chewy Sweetarts than used to be so popular. Either way it’s a very sweet candy smell and the taste is a slightly earthier version of the smell.  Overall delicious! Purple Punch is a true Indica but it hits more like a hybrid at first.

Buzz Effects

You know the game when someone pretends to crack an egg on the top of your head and you can almost feeling it running down your scalp onto your shoulders and beyond?  No?  It’s a cool trick and you should try it.  If you are familiar with this game, then you will know exactly what to expect from this cannabis strain. You will feel it as an intense head high that slowly spreads down to your body. Leaving you fully relaxed, happy and slightly uplifted but only for the first hour or so, then progressively more and more sleepy.  If you manage to stay awake, you can expect your Purple Punch buzz to last a little over three hours.

For most people, that last hour might be a battle to keep your eyes open and stay awake.  Why fight that urge, this cannabis strain is extremely useful for insomniacs or just anyone that wants a great night sleep. Especially if you have trouble quieting your mind at night so you can fall asleep.  Purple Punch is the absolute perfect strain for this problem.  This cannabis strain is also good for stress, anxiety, depression and mild to moderate pain management.  The negatives are some serious dry mouth and to a lesser degree red dry eyes.

Buzz Enhancers

Drinkables – Purple Punch strain requires some good hydration to keep the dry mouth under control.  Start with plain water and keep sipping that from time to time.  This cannabis strain is a fairly sedative Indica. If you want to feel a bit more alert, add something caffeinated to your drink plan.  Either an energy drink if you really want a boost. Or an iced coffee or tea, hot tea or coffee works too. It just depends on your mood and preference.

Munchables – You will experience the munchies with this cannabis strain and they usually hit pretty quickly about 30 minutes or so after you first smoke.  Unless you want to snack off and on for another hour, choose some sort of protein rich food to start with. You may find you won’t end up overeating, which is very easy to do with Purple Punch.  A veggie omelet is a great way to get some protein and should keep you full longer than straight carbs.  If you need something sweet, you can always make some oatmeal cookies and use dates instead of raisins. This is a game changer taste wise plus the cookies will be nice and chewy.

Doables – Purple Punch is an Indica so you are not going to be running a half marathon and should not expect to feel super motivated to use this time to get your cardio in.  On the other hand, it is not really a couch lock cannabis strain so if you feel like some physical activity, stretching with a few simple yoga poses will feel amazing.  Also amazing is a long soak if you happen to be a bath person, just don’t fall asleep.  The perfect strain for low key gaming and chill talks with close friends or even a movie.  Just don’t choose a 3 hour epic movie because you will likely have to re-watch part since you fell asleep and missed the ending.

Be sure to check out: Green Crack Strain Review and Biscotti Strain Review

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Green Crack Strain Review

Green Crack Strain Review

Green Crack Strain Review

Green Crack Strain

Factoids:  Grower – Toking Blunts/ Dispensary – Attis Trading

Sativa Strain –  THC 22.60% CBD 0.01%

Terpenes – Myrcene, Beta Caryophyllene, Pinene and Linalool

Bud Buzz: A delicious daytime cannabis strain, Green Crack strain is not a good relax at the end of the day buzz.  This is the “I need to be mentally sharp but I also want to be super stoned too” kind of strain. Green Crack buds are medium sized and fairly dense. Once broken up or ground up, they work well in a joint or blunt. These buds are a very deep shade of dark green with amber to dark orange pistils interwoven throughout.  The taste and smell are similar, very earthy and fruity but with a touch of lemon taste as a finish.  The smoke does linger, maybe a little longer than you might want so this is a good cannabis strain to smoke outside or in a well ventilated room.

Buzz Effects

The effects hit right away and this is a potent strain so be prepared and if you are prone to anxiety, start slow with Green Crack.  The first noticeable effect is an intense cerebral rush of euphoria and kind of a mind clearing sensation.  It is nearly impossible to feel sad or depressed with this cannabis strain.  Next up are some brain and body tingling sensations that don’t last long so enjoy them while you can as they are fantastic.  Green Crack gives you a mental clarity that lasts about 3-4 hours and slowly dissipates after that time period. The absolute perfect wake n’ bake strain if you need positive energy to go about your day.

As mentioned before this is a highly potent Sativa so for those who are sensitive to Sativas and experience paranoia or anxiety. You can still enjoy Green Crack, just don’t smoke too much the first few times until you know how your brain and body respond.  Excellent for depression and fatigue as well as mild pain management. Dry mouth and dry eyes are common with Green Crack. When you first are stoned you may experience a bit of dizziness, so stand up slowly.

Buzz Enhancers

Drinkables – As dry mouth is a definite problem with this cannabis strain you are going to want to hydrate even before you smoke, plain water is perfect for that.  Depending on how much energy you really want, most people don’t need or want anything with caffeine. This is likely to give you a short term jittery feeling.  If you want something beyond plain water, go with a carbonated flavored water or a fruit juice.  Alcohol can interfere with your buzz so if you choose to drink, keep it minimal.

Munchables – Sativa cannabis strains are not known for producing the munchies and Green Crack is no exception.  That being said, you still have to eat so go with light snacks rather than a full meal.  Cheese and whole wheat crackers are always a good option.  If you want something sweet go with dried fruit like mangos or apples.  If you are feeling like a meal is the way to go, grilled cheese is a tasty option with some cookies to finish the meal.

Doables – Green Crack strain is a cannabis strain that gives your brain and body an energy boost so find ways to use that energy.  If you want to take on something physical, hot yoga is an excellent way to expend some of that energy.  If you’re not feeling the yoga vibe, a walk in the sunshine will feel like bliss.  Don’t forget to enjoy your surroundings while you are outside!  To get the most of your happy energy, have a meaningful or even silly talk with friends.  Solve the world’s problems together or at least laugh together, which will come super easy with this strain.

Be sure to check out: Biscotti Strain Review and Miracle Whip Strain Review

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Miracle Whip Strain Review

Miracle Whip Strain Review

Miracle Whip Strain Review

Miracle Whip Strain

Factoids:  Grower – Cascadia Gardens/ Dispensary – Dockside Cannabis

Indica dominant Hybrid THC 22.45% CBD 0.02%

Terpenes- Terpinolene, Myrcene, and Beta Caryophyllene

Bud Buzz: Miracle Whip strain is tough to find but if you happen to run across some at your local dispensary, grab it!  A rare combination of not two but three great strains. Cookies and Cream, Starfighter and Columbian, Miracle Whip is the best of all three put together.  A fairly balanced hybrid but slightly Indica dominant strain with beautiful bright green buds that have fuchsia colored hairs throughout plus some visible trichomes.  The buds themselves are small and dense but not super sticky so they grind very easily.  The smell of Miracle Whip strain is absolutely nothing like the name.  The smell is very strong and sweet with a lot of citrus, and some earthiness as a secondary element.  The taste is very similar to the smell and is slightly tart but not in a negative way. It’s just a little surprising considering the strain name.

Buzz Effects

This cannabis strain is a creeper weed, meaning you will not know just how stoned you are right away. It will creep up on you slowly, like in 15 minutes so start slow and don’t smoke too much right away. The overall feeling is a light head buzz but an extremely deep body buzz followed by body waves.  You will feel happy, relaxed but not couch locked at all.  There is a unique clear headed focus that comes with this cannabis strain. Normally  this does not come with such relaxation at the same time.

A very unique buzz that you will likely want to repeat again and again. You can expect to feel a little sleepy towards the end of your high, which should last close to four hours.  Miracle Whip is excellent for mild to moderate pain management, depression, anxiety and stress. Some dry mouth but no other negatives with this cannabis strain.

Buzz Enhancers

Drinkables– You will of course want to start with some plain water to keep your hydration levels good before you get stoned.  Once you are properly baked you can do the following if you want to keep your energy up as you enjoy some activities. Add some coffee or tea into your plan, either cold or hot according to the weather and your overall mood.  If you are planning to go with the food suggestions below, consider some fruit juice as well.

Munchables– You will experience the munchies after an hour or so with Miracle Whip. There is something about this strain that makes breakfast food even more appealing and let’s be honest, breakfast food is good anytime.  Pancakes or waffles with some Nutella or maple syrup if you need to satisfy a sweet tooth.  A scrambled egg and veggie burrito if you are craving something savory

Doables– You will feel some happy energy with this cannabis strain.  Not an extreme amount of energy so save that 5 mile hike for another day and consider a neighborhood stroll instead.  You will enjoy all the visuals as well as the exercise.  Miracle Whip is also a great gamer cannabis strain and you can take advantage of the focus you experience to try a new game alone or online with friends.  Not the most social of strains but also a very chill buzz so you can communicate without any stress or problems at all.

Be sure to check out: Serious Happiness Strain Review and Vortex Strain Review

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Vortex Strain Review

Vortex Strain Review

Vortex Strain Review

Vortex Strain

Factoids:  Grower – Bondi Farms/ Dispensary – Hashtag Cannabis

Sativa dominant Hybrid THC 26.02% CBD 0.09%

Terpenes- Terpinolene, Beta Caryophyllene and Limonene

Bud Buzz: Vortex strain is a cannabis strain that lives up to its name.  It takes you to new heights of euphoria and elation, allows you to focus on just about anything and those effects are fairly long lasting for a Sativa hybrid, a few bong hits will do for even the most seasoned cannabis connoisseurs for at least three hours or more.  Vortex buds are very bright green, covered with trichomes and the smell and taste are very spicy and tropical.  The smell is intense and delicious, however unless you have a very private smoke spot, your neighbors may not feel the same so keep that in mind before you light up.

Buzz Effects

Vortex, like a good hybrid, provides you with the benefits of both a Sativa and Indica however you will first feel the Sativa with a very cerebral all-encompassing buzz.  For experienced stoners who want to take things to the next level, you can take a few more hits and feel even more mentally charged and elevated.  One caution for newbies with this strain, if you are at all prone to or concerned about anxiety or paranoia, start slow and wait at least 30 minutes before you smoke more.  Yes this cannabis strain is that intense!  As the hours pass the Indica element of this strain will leave you feeling relaxed and happy.

It is a perfect daytime into evening strain for those who want to take their high, to new heights and see what creative things they are truly capable of doing.  A great brainstorming and problem solving cannabis strain. Perfect for increasing energy levels, unlocking creative thoughts and dealing with depression.  A good strain for mild pain management and fatigue.  Good things do come with some negatives and Vortex is no exception.  You can expect dry mouth, dry eyes and again, this strain may not be for newbies or those concerned about paranoia. Unless you have a high tolerance, start slow.

Buzz Enhancers

Drinkables– Liquids are a must and starting your hydration before your start your buzz just makes good stoner sense.  So throw back a glass of water as you are prepping your bong.  Once you are good and high, move to more flavorful liquids like sweet tea or a flavored sparkling water.  You may even want to try a few hard candies just to keep those salivary glands working, the more tart the flavor, the better.

Munchables– Vortex doesn’t really cause out of control munchies but you will definitely want to keep some snacks on hand to fuel your creative pursuits.  Think cheese and fruit, or peanut butter, almond butter or honey on bread or celery.  If you need more of a substantial treat, think pasta with some olive oil and veggies, to keep things somewhat healthy.

Doables– This cannabis strain will inspire you to be your best creative self and you should definitely try to take advantage of the happy energy Vortex provides.  You can be social if you want as conversation is relatively easy, even for those with social anxiety.  If you suffer from writer’s block or painter’s block, Vortex is the strain for you.  It takes about 30 minutes for you to really hit that productive stride so enjoy the journey before you unleash your creative genius.

Be sure to check out: Ice Cream Cake Strain Review and Mangolicious Strain Review

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Ice Cream Cake Strain Review

Ice Cream Cake Strain Review

Ice Cream Cake Strain Review

Ice Cream Cake Strain

Factoids:  Grower – Cloud 9 Farms/ Dispensary – Hashtag Cannabis

Indica Dominant Hybrid THC 21.33% CBD 0.03%

Terpenes- Beta Caryophyllene, Limonene and Linalool

Bud Buzz:  Ice Cream Cake strain is an excellent cannabis strain for when you just need to clear out all of the day’s stress and negative energy and have a relaxing night.  A decidedly Indica dominant hybrid that has relatively small but dense buds, bright green in color with some purple in the mix as well. Ice Cream Cake is a super frosty cannabis strain, just dripping with trichomes. The smell and flavor are similar, think earthy cheese or a smoked Gouda type smell and flavor.  The smell if you are smoking a joint, or from a pipe or bong tends to linger so make sure you plan ahead for that.

Buzz Effects

From the first toke you will start to feel your body relaxing and the slight head buzz hits almost right away too, which makes it a perfect hybrid.  Ice Cream Cake allows you to feel relaxed, euphoric with a little bit of energy. As your buzz progresses you will lose some of that head buzz and the body waves will become much more dominant.  Enjoy this part of your high, it will last for quite a long time, up to four hours, with the last hour leaving you pretty sleepy and ready to chill out in bed or on the couch.

No real couch lock with this cannabis strain though, just a gentle progression from being super stoned and alert to stoned and sleepy. The perfect strain for stress, anxiety, depression and those who struggle with insomnia.  Also this strain works well for people who need help with nausea.  There is a significant issue with dry mouth but as long as you stay hydrated it improves over the course of your buzz.  No other negatives.

Buzz Enhancers

Drinkables– You will need to hydrate a little bit before you begin getting stoned with this cannabis strain, just to keep that initial dry mouth under control.  Plain water is best for that and then you can move to other liquids once you are nice and baked.  If you want a little more energy to your buzz, go with a caffeinated drink like flavored coffee or a soda.  If you want to embrace the full Indica effects of Ice Cream Cake, you could have a glass of wine or beer, not too much alcohol though, you don’t want anything to interfere with your high.

Munchables– The munchies are part of the experience with this cannabis strain and you can expect them to hit pretty hard at around the hour mark.  If you want to satisfy a craving for savory food, embrace the cheesy aroma of the strain and go with some loaded nachos.  If you need something sweet, carrot cake is a delicious way to end your day.

Doables– As Ice Cream Cake gives you a pretty chill buzz you may want to plan some chill activities like a movie night on Netflix with some friends or an evening listening to or playing music to help you completely unwind.  You won’t need much additional help with this cannabis strain though.  It is not a super social strain but you may be in the mood for games, either online or actual board games.  Laughing comes very easily with Ice Cream Cake, which is always a good thing in a cannabis strain.

Be sure to check out: Mangolicious Strain Review and Gold Goat Strain Review

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Mangolicious Strain Review

Mangolicious Strain Review

Mangolicious Strain Review

Mangolicious Strain

Factoids:  Grower-Zuni Products/ Dispensary- Kaya Shack

Indica dominant Hybrid THC 19.75% CBD 0.06%

Terpenes-   Myrcene, Limonene and Beta Caryophyllene

Bud Buzz: Mangolicious strain is a seriously tropical delight.  The smell is, yes very much like mangoes or really any tropical fruit and the taste is fairly similar to the smell but with a slight diesel finish.  Nothing overwhelming though.  The buds themselves are a little furry but dense with some orange hairs mixed in, maybe mango colored!  This cannabis strain has all the benefits and more or a great Indica plus some of the qualities of a premium Sativa.  From the first hit or two you will experience serious and profound relaxation.  Literally a feeling of muscles and tension melting is apparent from the start.

Unlike some Indicas, there is no real couch lock and you will get some of that Sativa head buzz but mostly you will be swept away by the body waves.  As your buzz progresses and this cannabis strain provides a 4 plus hour ride, the sleepiness will become more obvious but for the first hour or two, not so much.

More Buzz Effects

In addition to feeling relaxed and happy, you may feel a little “electric”, especially in the first hour or so.  How you use this feeling, completely up to you! If you are lucky enough to get a massage while you’re high, it is absolutely blissful. Mangolicious may be one of the best cannabis strains for pain management, especially muscle and joint pain but it seems to work for most types of pain.  It is also excellent for stress and anxiety as well as insomnia.  You will definitely experience dry mouth and dry red eyes with this stain so drops and liquids are a must.

Buzz Enhancers

Drinkables– As you will have to deal with some significant dry mouth, try drinking water before you even get stoned, that way you will already be working on staying hydrated.  It is easy to forget to sip on water with this cannabis strain so keep it and other liquids in plain view.  Flavored water is a good option, and if you want to carry on with the whole tropical vibe, some fruit juice is really tasty too.

Munchables– The munchies will hit fairly hard after about 2 hours or so and if you are a carnivore, BBQ is the way to go.  If you want to put a full meal together, try and get something healthy on your plate in addition to BBQ, maybe some mac and cheese with coleslaw, maybe healthier than that like salad.  If you are not a meat person, you can still enjoy a tofu BBQ, make sure to use extra firm tofu or the texture will be too much like the mac and cheese.

Doables- Mangolicious strain is an evening or nighttime strain unless you want to take a nap during the day. That said, this is the perfect strain for chilling out and either watching a movie, listening to music or just enjoying the good “feels” that come with this buzz.  The Indica is strong but not so strong that you can’t do things, especially in the first two hours so if you want to take an evening walk, followed by a bath and then some delicious food and drink, this cannabis strain has you covered.

Be sure to check out: Golden Goat Strain Review and Cereal  Milk Strain Review

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Cereal Milk Strain Review

Cereal Milk Strain Review

Cereal Milk Strain Review

Cereal Milk Strain

Factoids:  Grower – Cannabiotix/ Dispensary – Goldn Bloom

Hybrid THC 30.65% CBD 0.06%

Terpenes- Beta Caryophyllene, Limonene and Alpha Pinene

Bud Buzz: Cereal Milk is a hybrid but it is definitely a more Indica leaning hybrid.  The cannabis strain is absolutely premium. The buds themselves are frosty with trichomes and are a deep dark green with a little bit of yellow in the mix.  The smell is obviously where the same came from.  Cereal Milk smells and tastes like you have just finished a bowl of Cap’n Crunch Berry cereal and you are now left with some delicious tasting milk.  It’s one of the few cannabis strains that lives up to its name.

After just two good bong hits you will be a little lost in feelings of happiness and full body relaxation.  The head buzz is there but the body waves are so intense you may not even notice the head buzz.  You can continue on in your journey to the ultimate high and do more bong hits but Cereal Milk is so potent that you may not want to, or at least consider waiting 30 minutes or so before going any higher. Either way, cereal milk strain is not a couch lock type of buzz so you will feel like talking and doing some creative activities, you will just be super stoned while you do them, which is always a good experience.

More Buzz Effects

The high lasts fairly long, well over three hours and the end of your buzz might leave you a little sleepy but not overly tired so napping is optional.  A good daytime or nighttime strain, just not right before you want to go to sleep.  Excellent for depression, stress, mild pain, especially headaches and anxiety.  Although keep in mind that some people feel anxious when they get super high, so proceed accordingly.  There is some dry mouth with Cereal Milk but there are no other negatives with this strain.

Buzz Enhancers

Drinkables– You are going to want to keep a variety of liquids around with this cannabis strain, starting with plain or sparkling water.  To keep the dry mouth under control, keep drinking water plus add your favorite juice or flavored water.  If you prefer soda, go with a clear soda like Sprite or Mountain Dew.  It works better with the taste of this cannabis strain than dark sodas.

Munchables– The munchies may hit right away but will likely take a good hour or so to reach full intensity.  If you want to snack as opposed to eating a meal try some creamy nuts like cashews or get creative with your snacking and do a trail mix type of thing if you have some good options for the ingredients.  If a full meal is what you need, a burger or a veggie burger and fries is perfect.  A brownie with frosting for dessert?  Yes!

Doables– This is a good cannabis strain to chill alone and just enjoy being high, with some music to keep you company.  Cereal Milk can also be a social strain so it’s great for hanging out with friends and doing something creative together.  Creative group projects are a perfect way to enjoy your buzz and spend time with friends.  Whether you cook together, or make music together, Cereal Milk brings out everyone’s creative best, assuming you are sharing your bud!

Be sure to check out: Latte Strain Review and Desert Unicorn Strain Review

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Latte Strain Review

Latte Strain Review

Latte Strain Review

Latte Strain

Factoids:  Grower-Cookies/ Dispensary-Essence

Hybrid THC 19.55% CBD 0.05%

Terpenes-   Limonene, Beta Caryophyllene and Linalool

Bud Buzz: Latte is supposed to be a fairly balanced hybrid but it seems to lean more Indica from this dispensary.  Despite the moderate THC percentage, it’s seriously potent.  With this cannabis strain it’s best to start with a hit or two, wait 15 minutes to see if you need or want more.  Unless you have an especially high tolerance, you may be completely blissed out after just a few hits.  If you expect it to smell or taste like coffee, you will be disappointed but that does not mean the smell is not fantastic and a little bit like tea with lemon.  The taste is similar but has a slight diesel finish. The nugs are dense and sticky with plenty of trichomes indicating the power of this cannabis. You will get the balanced high of a good head buzz with the added body waves but the body waves are clearly the dominant feeling right from the beginning and pretty much throughout the entire high. 

Speaking of being high, this is a long lasting cannabis strain.  You will be high for hours, at least 4.  The last hour or so is a sleepy kind of buzz so if you are smoking this during the day, a power nap should be considered. The main feelings are happiness, relaxation with a light dusting of euphoria.  It is a social strain of cannabis, but a chill social strain which is perfect these days for most people.  Latte will help with mild to moderate pain and is really good for depression, anxiety and nausea. If you are looking for a cannabis strain to calm your mind, this is it!  No serious dry mouth or other negatives.

Buzz Enhancers

Drinkables– One of the few cannabis strain that does not cause dry mouth or at least not noticeable dry mouth.  This does not mean you should not stay hydrated and water is always a good place to start.  As this strain has an aroma and taste that is slightly reminiscent of tea with lemon, why not continue the theme and actually have tea with lemon.  It’s delicious hot or cold and is good for you, especially if you are a green tea fan.

Munchables– The munchies will generally hit around the hour mark but are not overly intense.  If you are craving something savory, why not try one of those huge soft pretzels.  These should be in everyone’s freezer.  Even if they are salted, it should not be an issue but if you are looking for something more, melt some cheese and use it as a dipping sauce.  For those who want something sweet, churros are the way to go, if you can find them.  If you can’t find churros, donuts never disappoint!

Doables– A low key social strain, good for gaming with friends or if you want to go old school, board games with friends.  An excellent cannabis strain for watching action movies, or sci-fi or even better an action sci-fi movie.  Latte is also a strain that inspires creativity so drawing, painting, making some new music are all good activities.  You may not feel like doing anything extremely physical but some stretching and a walk are not out of the question.

Be sure to check out: Desert Unicorn Strain Review and Cherry Lotus Strain Review

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What are Cannabis Terpenes and Why Do They Matter?

Cannabis Terpenes

For the recreational cannabis connoisseur, understanding which cannabis terpenes are most beneficial can help them achieve the ultimate experience.  For the strictly medicinal cannabis user, selecting a strain with the right terpene profiles will provide the expected benefits without any unwanted side effects.  For the marijuana newbie or the occasional user, learning about which terpenes interact best with their own body’s chemistry can be nothing short of enlightening.  Not convinced yet that terpenes are worth knowing about?  For the recreational user, have you ever purchased that “perfect” strain, you know the one that promises so much, all your friends love it and the THC percentage is north of 30% only to wonder if you bought a bad batch or if your tolerance is past peak?  It happens more often than you may think and rather than continue your quest blindly, take some time to understand which cannabis terpenes work for you.

So what exactly are terpenes?  Broadly speaking terpenes are present in almost all plants and are what gives that plant its aroma and flavor.  Think Lavender or Rosemary.  Now back to the important plant.  Terpenes in cannabis are formed within the little hairs (trichomes) of the cannabis buds.  What terpene profile a strain has is determined by both the spectrum and intensity of light during the growing process.  Terpenes, besides giving marijuana it’s smell and flavor interact with the cannabinoids, THC and CBD, to produce the overall effect for the user. This full cannabis plant interaction is known as the “entourage effect”.  Terpenes can strengthen or weaken the cannabinoids in a strain so knowing which ones matter to you is crucial to achieving your cannabis consumption goals.

Two important considerations before we explore the most prevalent cannabis terpenes.  There are well over 100 cannabis terpenes in cannabis and more are being discovered all the time so for today we will focus on the five most significant.  Second, carbonization essentially destroys terpenes in cannabis as well as the cannabinoids so if you are using a vaporizer with temperature control, do some research first so you keep the temperature optimal for not just the cannabinoids but the terpenes as well.  Different terpenes remain stable at different temperatures.  Now on to the five key terpenes.

Alpha Pinene

For this terpene, the name says it all, pine.  The aroma of pine, and well the flavor too for those so inclined is key to this terpenes profile.  This terpene is found in some sativa and sativa dominant hybrids.  Big strain names you may recognize are Jack Herer, Bluedream and Chemdawg.  Strains with Alpha Pinene help with focus and memory.  Students over 21, this terpene is your friend!  Other pretty amazing benefits are that it is an anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial terpene.

Linalool

Feeling anxious, stressed, in need of some relaxation and sleep?  Welcome to the power of the Linalool terpene.  Mostly found in Indicas and Indica dominant hybrids, think LA Confidential and Amnesia Haze when it comes to typical Linalool strains.  Interestingly this terpene is also found in cotton and linen.  Maybe that explains the relaxation aroma.  For those prone to seizures, this terpene has anti-epileptic properties and is also an analgesic (pain killer).  Impressive!

Myrcene

So you have found the perfect Netflix series are now you need the perfect cannabis accompaniment.  Found in strains considered to be fairly balanced hybrids and a big contributor to the sometimes requested “couch lock” effect is the slightly earthy, a little fruity Myrcene terpene.  If you are a fan of any pure Kush strains, you are already a fan of this terpene.  Some classic strains include White Widow and Granddaddy Purple.  This terpene profile includes spectacular benefits.  It’s an analgesic, a muscle relaxant and has antibiotic properties.

Beta Caryophyllene

This is a happy terpene.  With a spicy, sometimes peppery aroma and taste, Beta Caryophyllene is one of the most sought after cannabis terpenes for true hybrid fans.  Some of the most well-known strains are Bubba Kush and the very popular Girl Scout Cookies.  Recommended by cannabis users with PTSD, depression or for anyone who just wants a little slice of happiness with a pinch of euphoria.  Major benefits include its antioxidant, anti-anxiety antidepressant properties. This one really handles all the unwanted “antis”.

Limonene

Once again, the aroma and flavor profile is in the name, just spelled a bit differently.  This is a citrus based terpene and is one of the key components of the talkative, social and energetic high.  This one is for true Sativa lovers.  Not much chance of couch lock with this terpene.  Strains that you have probably heard of are Lemon Haze and Sour Diesel.  Not surprisingly, this terpene helps to improve your mood and really who doesn’t want that?  Other benefits include anti-anxiety and immune system booster properties.

Improve your cannabis experience exponentially by improving your cannabis terpenes knowledge.