Have you ever eaten an edible not knowing exactly what will happen? If you are like most beginners, you ask a budtender what they recommend and go from there. They will tell you to start slow, eat a bit and wait an hour or two before eating more. However, the budtender might not know exactly what the effects of the edible will be. This is because edibles can be affected by tolerances, body chemistry, and the processing techniques used to make them.
Cannabis has evolved to produces hundreds of different cannabinoids and terpenes that all affect how one experiences cannabis. Many companies in the cannabis industry utilize distillates in their edibles to separate the THC, the psychoactive cannabinoid, from the ‘weedy taste,’ but the type of cannabis extract used is crucial in determining the edibles’ experience.
Terpenes are more than just the scents of cannabis, they are organic compounds with their own pharmacology. This means that terpenes are just as important as cannabinoids in determining the effects of cannabis. They help guide the experience, speed up the rate of absorption, and increase the duration. Terpenes do this by interacting and binding to receptors in your body’s endocannabinoid system. For example, Limonene is known to assist in the absorption of other terpenoids and chemicals as well as helping to relieve stress and elevate mood. Terpenes such as myrcene and linalool are said to have relaxation properties in addition to their therapeutic effects.
We at Green Revolution have developed four unique cannabis-derived terpene blends that we use in our products including edibles, giving you a greater ability to know what to expect from our product. Eating an edible was never meant to be bland and unpredictable so we took the guesswork out of edibles. Our ‘Terpenes, Love, Cannabinoids’ or TLC standardization profiles gives you the power to control your experiences.