At Elevated Trading, we’re in conversations with retailers across the country every day. It’s not surprising that we get to learn a lot about the different CBD markets and how consumers are educating themselves when it comes to high quality smokable flower options. Increasingly, retailers and consumers alike are realizing it’s not all about the CBD percentage, but how big of an impact terpenes make on the overall experience.
Variations in terpene strains and content significantly alter the physiological effects that hemp has on a user. What does this mean? Terpenes enhance the benefits of CBD hemp via the endocannabinoid system. When combined with CBD, terpene blends create a more balanced and pleasant experience and encourage users to be more focused, have more energy, or be calmer.
Let’s check out the different types of terpenes:
Aroma: Earthy, cloves, musky
Vaporizes: 332ºF (167ºC)
Potential effects: Calming, sedating, relaxing
Vaporizes: 348ºF (176ºC)
Potential effects: Heightened mood, elevated ambiance, fight depression, anxiety and stress relief
Aroma: Pepper, spicy, woody
Vaporizes: 266ºF (130ºC)
Potential effects: Anxiety and stress relief
Aroma: Piney, floral, herbal
Vaporizes: 366ºF (186ºC)
Potential effects: Elevates mood, good uplifting vibes, motivating
Vaporizes: 311ºF (155ºC)
Potential effects: More alert, memory preservation, counteracts some THC effects
Aroma: Woody, earthy
Vaporizes: 222ºF (106ºC)
Aroma: Sweet, herbal, woody
Vaporizes: 122ºF (50ºC)
Vaporizes: 388ºF (198ºC)
Potential effects: Memory and mood enhancement, sedation, relaxing
This is just the beginning:
Researchers are only scraping the surface of the many potential benefits of terpenes found in hemp flower — researchers have yet to unlock the full potential of what terpenes bring to the table.
Elevated tip: If your local CBD retail shop is only touting the “high CBD percentage”, but not talking about the different terpenes present in the flower, you’re only receiving part of the story. Elevate your knowledge around terpenes and expect more from your local retail shop.