Terpene Overview

There is a wide array of fascinating trends in the cannabis sphere, many of which are constantly evolving and changing cannabis culture as we know it. One of the latest trends in cannabis is to utilize high-purity compounds to create an amazing number of new cannabis product combinations. This process is fairly well known using fractional distillation, in which you can isolate major cannabinoids like THC and CBD. However, terpene extraction is a new method that is growing in popularity, as consumers of cannabis look to customize their experience with the plant.

Terpenes are organic compounds found in a variety of plants, and contribute to their flavor, scent and color. They are the building blocks for essential oils, and are used in food additives, perfumery and aromatherapy. Some medicinal applications include its anti-biotic, anti-anxiety and sedative properties. By isolating the components that make up the cannabis, you can then reformulate those components into your own custom blends, combining them with other products as you see fit. Here are a some ways you can upgrade your experience by using terpene distillates.

1. Distillate or Isolate Mix

One method is to place a THC and/or CBD distillate or isolate into a small glass jar, and mix it with the terpene isolate to then dab or vape. If you leave it in a sealed container overnight the terpenes will infuse themselves into the concentrate better, however keep in mind using too much of it may cause an overpowering flavor which may reduce the desired effect. A general rule of thumb is 1-3 drops using a dropper per gram.

 

2. Dip and Dab

Another approach is to dip your shatter/budder/rosin/live resin into the terpene distillate or use a dropper to apply the terps directly onto the concentrate of choice.

 

3. Flavourful Tokes

You can also put drops of terpene right into your pipe/bong bowls and even onto joints for a much more flavourful and luxurious smoke. However, keep in mind that direct flames/too much heat is not as efficient a route of administration as dabbing and vaping would be.

 

It’s absolutely incredible how far we’ve come in our collective approach to cannabis over the last ten years. Terra is dedicated to being state-of-the-art and top of line with our products. We’ve just introduced quality extracts of the popular strains Strawberry Banana Kush & Gorilla Glue #4. Get your favourite concentrate or flower, apply one of our flavourful terpene extracts, enjoy your session and tell us what you think on our facebook page

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