TERPENES OF THE FUTURE: HUMULENE

TERPENES OF THE FUTURE: HUMULENE

WHAT IS HUMULENE? What It Is, What It Tastes Like and Where to Find It Also known as alpha-caryophyllene, humulene is a monocyclic sesquiterpenoid that is highly prevalent in hops (aka humulus lupulus), the only other plant in the Cannabacaea family outside of...
TERPENES OF THE FUTURE: OCIMENE

TERPENES OF THE FUTURE: OCIMENE

WHAT IS OCIMENE? Yet another fragrant terpene, this acyclic monoterpene is a relative rarity in most cannabis plants, but abundant in many other fruits and herbs. Think kumquat, mango, mint, lavender, and bergamot.  WHAT IS OCiMENE’S AROMA? It’s often used in perfume...
TERPENES OF THE FUTURE: NEROLIDOL

TERPENES OF THE FUTURE: NEROLIDOL

What are Nerolidol Terpenes?’ The terpene (pronounced with the stress on the first syllable) nerolidol is an aromatic sesquiterpene found in many different types of flowering plants. Not surprisingly, it’s also used to enhance the scent of soaps, shampoos, perfumes,...
TERPENES OF THE FUTURE: LIMONENE

TERPENES OF THE FUTURE: LIMONENE

WHAT IS LIMONENE? Yet another sweet-smelling monoterpene, limonene is again omnipresent within the cannabis plant — in some cases making up as much as 16% of its essential oil composition in some varieties. In her TEDx talk, recent DELTA 8/9 SHIFT guest Mara Gordon...
TERPENES OF THE FUTURE: LINALOOL

TERPENES OF THE FUTURE: LINALOOL

D-linalool is a monoterpinoid alcohol, found in at least 200 plants, including lavender, pine needles, Korean goldenbell tree, cinnamon, rosewood, birch, and green huajiao. Like many of its monoterpenoid brethren, its distinctive aroma is used as an aroma, but there’s...
TERPENES OF THE FUTURE: BETA-CARYOPHYLLENE

TERPENES OF THE FUTURE: BETA-CARYOPHYLLENE

BETA-CARYOPHYLLENE/B-CARYOPHYLLENE — WHAT IS IT? Beta-caryophyllene (BCP) is a bicyclic sesquiterpene (versus the monoterpene myrcene which we explored last week) prevalent throughout not just cannabis, but throughout much of your favorite foods. Expressed in the...
TERPENES OF THE FUTURE: MYRCENE

TERPENES OF THE FUTURE: MYRCENE

Question: Do you know your terpenes? Responsible for a lot of the aroma and character in many of the plants in which they are found, terpenes are versatile and helpful assistants in any number of soothing and replenishing activities. This week, it’s all about...
CANNABINOIDS OF THE FUTURE: 11-HYDROXY-THC

CANNABINOIDS OF THE FUTURE: 11-HYDROXY-THC

WHAT IS 11-HYDROXY-THC? Unlike any other cannabinoid we’ve written about so far, 11-hydroxy-THC isn’t made within the plant, but within your own body. It’s a byproduct of both smoked and oral THC foods, oils, and medical preparations, but it’s mostly associated with...
CANNABINOIDS OF THE FUTURE: THCP VS. THC

CANNABINOIDS OF THE FUTURE: THCP VS. THC

IS THCP MORE POTENT THAN THC? Simply put, it’s close to a dead ringer for delta-9 THC, except for a seven-chain alkyl — the longest of all the THC variants in the plant. That might not sound like a lot, but that seven-chain alkyl really does make all the difference...
CANNABINOIDS OF THE FUTURE: CANNABICHROMENE

CANNABINOIDS OF THE FUTURE: CANNABICHROMENE

What is Cannabichromene? As one of the most prevalent of the minor cannabinoids, cannabichromene is a walking, talking advertisement for the entourage effect. It’s frequently studied with other cannabinoids for its role in possibly “potentiating” the effects of its...