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Jan 31, 2023

Everything You Need to Know About Esters - The Little-Known Molecule that Packs a Major Punch (10 Minute Read)

A Plant of Many Aromatic Molecules When you look for familiar aromas in buds, you can find everything from pine to citrus, to skunk to fruit. Hundreds of scent molecules in the flower produce an eclectic range of odours, which contribute to its rich and diverse aromatics.

Jan 9, 2023

Terpenes in Winter Wonderland - The Smells of Winter (5 Minute Read)

Winter is an excellent season to explore the curious science of scent molecules. This season's aromas are refreshing...

Dec 6, 2022

A review of the legendary and unforgettable strains that defined a culture (5 Minute Read)

The sky's the limit when breeding new cannabis cultivars, each with its own unique effects and aromas. Somebecome more popular than others, but only a few are truly unforgettable. These strains make you think about howgood they were years afterward- even if it was just one joint! We have all heard the names of exceptional cultivars that have set the gold standard for quality and memorability in the world of cannabis. Universally loved favourites like Super Silver Haze, OG Kush, Jack Herer, Girl Scout Cookie, Blue Dream, Sour Diesel, and Super Lemon Haze. Let's highlight some elite strains that have changed the culture of cannabis forever.

Nov 22, 2022

Ground-Breaking New Research on Terpenes (5 Minute Read)

A ground-breaking cannabis study was published this year to better understand the current chemical diversity in cannabis! Researchers tested almost 90,000 cannabis flower samples destined for sale across six legalized U.S. states to discover their cannabinoid and terpene content. No study has ever conducted cannabis testing of this scale, making this research the most significant cannabis analysis ever done!

Nov 1, 2022

Your Comprehensive Guide to Aromatic Training (5 Minute Read)

Learn the Art of the Cannabis Sommelier Whether you're an enthusiastic budtender, home grower, or cannabis lover, communicating the delight that is cannabis aroma is part of today's cannabis conversations. Smell has become an exciting topic in the cannabis world because it is how we can distinguish different types of cannabis flowers. Many educational programs are available to Cannasseurs interested in navigating the complexities of cannabis aromas beyond the unmistakable "cannabis smell." However, there are ways you can efficiently train your nose and advance your sommelier skills on your own.

Aug 25, 2022

Your Terpene Questions Answered (5 Minute Read)

If you are reading this article, you might be wondering what all the fuss is about when it comes to terpenes. After a...

Aug 4, 2022

What Is That Smell? Everything We Know about Terpenes and Beyond (10 Minute Read)

In this blog we will explore everything to do with the scent of cannabis. As we have discussed previous blogs, Terpenes are a distinct and influential class of organic compounds produced by a variety of plants. They are often fragrant and act as essential oils in plants, including cannabis.  Additionally, Terpenes play a crucial role in the "entourage effect" of cannabis, which is the theory that the cannabinoids, terpenes, and other molecules (which we will discuss in this blog) produced by the trichomes of cannabis work together to produce unique effects and benefits. Major Components of Scent in Cannabis Terpenes – There are over 200 different terpenes identified in the cannabis plant. Each one has a unique smell and is the major contributor to the aroma of cannabis. Esters - Esters are formed when alcohol combines with a carboxylic acid. They are found in many fruits and fragrances and are often used to create fruity aromas. Flavonoids - Flavonoids are a class of plant pigments responsible for the colour and flavour of many fruits and vegetables. They are also found in cannabis and are believed to contribute to the taste and smell of the plant. Synergistically, they may also enhance the effects of terpenes and cannabinoids. Aldehydes - Aldehydes are compounds that smell sweet and are often used in perfumes and flavourings. They are also found in cannabis and are believed to contribute to the taste and scent of the plant.

Jul 19, 2022

Trends in Cannabis Edibles, Flavourings and Infusion + Recipes (10 Minute Read)

According to the Brightfield Research Report from February of 2022, the cannabis edibles market is anticipated to re...

Jun 22, 2022

How to Mix Terpenes with Extracts and Concentrates (10 Minute Read)

Terpenes are becoming more popular as people learn about their unique scents, effects, and flavours. Combined with cannabis extracts and concentrates, terpenes can boost and help you customize your cannabis experience. But how do you implement terpenes into your cannabis extracts and concentrates?   In this article, we'll cover how terpenes can elevate your cannabis experience, how to find the right terpene products, and how to mix terpenes with extracts and concentrates.

May 25, 2022

How to Relieve Pain with Terpenes (5 Minute Read)

If you’re looking for a natural alternative for pain relief, consider using terpenes. Terpenes are the aromatic molecules that give cannabis and other plants their distinctive smells. However, they have far more to offer than simply their scent. Terpenes also have potential analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects that can help to relieve pain. Every year 10% of the world’s population suffers from chronic pain. Depending on the person, symptoms of pain can fluctuate from mild and irritating to debilitating and life-threatening. In this article, we will discuss how to use terpenes for pain relief and some of the most popular terpenes for this purpose.

May 6, 2022

4 Ways to Boost Your Terpenes and Tips on How to Preserve them (5 Minute Read)

How to Boost Your Terpenes When growing cannabis, the terpene profile is just as crucial as the cannabinoid percentag...

Apr 21, 2022

Intro to Terpenes and How Can They Benefit Me? (10 Minutes)

Terpenes 101  Terpenes can be found throughout nature but tend to be most commonly associated with the cannabis plant...
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