I really can’t stress enough how important “terps” are to all things Cannabis. Here’s an article from the folks over at URSA which builds on the information offered on the previous article that we shared…
If you’ve reached the point in your relationship with cannabis where you find yourself researching which live resin or live rosin cartridges you should buy, chances are you know a bit about terpenes. But, if you want to really dive into the science behind cannabis terpenes and how they affect your experience, read on.
WHAT ARE CANNABIS TERPENES?
Terpenes are not unique to cannabis and occur naturally in almost every aromatic plant on earth. Botanical terpenes are responsible for much of the aroma and flavor you experience in weed, but they also have unique therapeutic and medicinal properties. Cannabis terpenes – of which there are more than 200 – develop in response to their growing environment in combination with their genetic makeup.
There are two types of terpenes: monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes. In relation to cannabis, monoterpenes are much more volatile and are among the first compounds lost once a plant is harvested. However, you can stop this from happening by freezing the plants right after harvest… (read the whole article here, including a handy guid to help identify which terps are right for you)