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Terpenes are the organic hydrocarbons that give each different strain of cannabis its flavor and aroma. These fragrant compounds define the profile of a strain’s essential oil, and cannabis enthusiasts love them for both their taste and effect. Science has proven that terpenes, which are non-psychoactive by themselves, produce an entourage effect when paired with cannabinoids like CBD and THC.

In other words, different strains with the same potency may affect consumers differently simply because of the terpenes they contain. As cannabis offerings become increasingly more diverse, customers are starting to consider terpene content as they choose between different strains of premium marijuana. Over 100 terpenes have already been identified cannabis, and leading experts have begun the process of identifying each strain’s unique profile.

A strain’s terpene fingerprint can be associated with its smell, taste, and even its effect. Learn about the terpenes in four popular strains to understand why customers are becoming more discerning when it comes to this aspect of cannabis.

Terpene: Caryophyllene – Northern Lights

Northern Lights is one of the most popular cannabis strains of all time, and that may be partially because of its rich terpene profile. It offers high levels of several terpenes, and caryophyllene may be the most interesting. Caryophyllene is normally found in plants and herbs with a peppery scent. Cloves, cinnamon, hops, basil, oregano, rosemary, lavender, and black pepper all share it in common. It’s been associated with anti-inflammatory properties and has even been demonstrated to help curb alcohol intake in mice.

Terpene: Myrcene – Blue Dream

Blue Dream is especially rich in the balmy, peppery myrcene, which is also found in lemongrass, mango, cardamom, and hops. It’s used in fragrance substances like menthol and citronellol. It’s also synergistic with the effects of cannabis and allows more THC to pass through the blood-brain barrier. Observed qualities include anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effects.

Terpene: Limonene – Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel contains some myrcene and caryophyllene, and it adds a good amount of limonene to the mix as well. Commonly found in citrus fruit peels, limonene is in products like orange oil, and has been used as a dietary supplement as well as a fragrance. Cannabis enthusiasts look to limonene for mood therapy, sweet citrus flavor, and improved cannabinoid absorption.

Terpene: Pinene – Jack Herer + Other Pineapple Strains

The most obvious benefit of this specific terpene is the sweet tropical fruit aroma. Also found in pine needles and dill, it’s associated with anti-inflammatory effects and enhanced concentration. Consumers love to use pinene when they want to stay alert and avoid short-term memory loss.

Our Extraction Process

At Chronic Creations, we rely on premium cannabis, industry experts, and state of the art equipment to preserve terpene levels through extraction. Our ability to keep flower at subcritical temperatures allows us to create diamond concentrate as well as pure, flavorful terp juice. The shatter, wax, live resin, and THCA diamonds from our processing services represent the finest cannabis products in the business.

Why Chose Chronic Creations Concentrates for Your Dispensary

Experienced consumers are always looking for the purest, most potent cannabis products available. As more dispensaries pop up throughout Colorado, connoisseurs are weighing all of their options to find local dispensaries with the best menus. These enthusiasts will pay top dollar for the best product and the highest level of service– we can provide the former for you. Dispensaries with leading concentrates from Chronic Creations can expect an increase in both new customers and repeat business. Contact us today to learn more about how we create the best quality cannabis products available.

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