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The Nose Knows: Choosing Cannabis Strains Based on Terpenes

July 09, 2024

Have you ever wondered what makes certain cannabis strains smell like citrus, while others have a more earthy aroma? The answer lies in aromatic compounds called terpenes. But terpenes are more than just a fragrance booster; they play a significant role in shaping the effects you experience in cannabis.

What Are Terpenes?

Terpenes are not unique to cannabis. They’re found in just about every plant and many animals. They contribute a rich scent to everything from pine needles to lavender and even mangoes. In cannabis, terpenes are produced in the same trichomes that create cannabinoids like THC and CBD. The unique combination of terpenes and cannabinoids in each strain creates the coveted “entourage effect,” where the various compounds interact to influence the overall experience.

Exploring Terpenes in Cannabis Products

Distillate Based Edibles

These edibles often use natural or botanical terpenes for flavor and aroma. Blue Oak provides a range of edibles from different local manufacturers who use added botanical terpenes when making their distillate-based edibles.

Some of these products include:

RSO Based Edibles

Verano RSO Soft Lozenges differ from distillate-based edibles because they use strain-specific terpenes derived directly from the strains used to produce the RSO (Rick Simpson Oil).

For example, G-Purps RSO captures the essence of the G-Purps plant, delivering an authentic experience.

We have the RSO edibles in Tropical Mango and Sour Black Cherry.

Flower Terpene Profile

If you love the classic smoking experience, there are so many strains at your fingertips.

Brands like Crops Caribbean Cookies, Clade9 Figueroa OG, and Garden Greens offer a holistic, full spectrum experience.

Each strain contains a unique terpene profile, including everything from Limonene to Linalool, giving you a unique aroma and effect.

Distillate Vape Cartridges

Whether you are searching for natural or cannabis/hemp-derived terpenes, brands like Fernway Red Headed Stranger, Jetty GrandDaddy Purple, and Legend Lemon Cheesecake have you covered.

While both types of cartridges offer the same amount of concentrate oil, the source of terpenes distinguishes them. You get to enjoy a much more diverse range of flavors and effects.

Live Resin Vape Cartridges

If you’re searching for a more authentic experience, live resin cartridges from Cookies and Kind Tree extract terpenes from the plant itself. So, if you’re searching for a full-spectrum experience with all the aromas and effects you expect from cannabis, this is a great option.

Best of all, there are no external additives–just pure, blissful cannabis yumminess.

Live Rosin Vape Cartridges

Purity more your jam? Then the rosin cartridges from Sussex Cultivation might be more your style.

With zero isolation of cannabinoids or terpenes, their cartridges provide a pure and enjoyable form of cannabis.

Get The Most Out of Your Cannabis

Whether you’re savoring a delectable edible, using a vape cartridge, or indulging in the always-popular flower option, terpenes are the secret ingredient to a rich cannabis experience.

Next time you visit Blue Oak Dispensary, remember to follow your nose–it does indeed know how to take you to the best cannabis strain for you.

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