Let's Talk Terps - What Are Hemp Plant Terpenes?
When talking about smokable hemp flower, terpenes play a huge role and are sometimes not fully understood. When someone buys dried flower, be it hemp or cannabis, the potency is described in terms of cannabinoids solely and not in terms of "terps" (plant terpenes). As terpene extremists here at Dreamland Organics, we put more emphasis on the "terps," than we do the CBD percentage. Why? I'll explain just what terpenes do for hemp flower and why you should care.
First off, as a smoker of fine herbs for well over two decades, I feel qualified to explain what terpenes have meant for me in terms of effects and aesthetics on cbd buds. I will save you all the scientific jargon and give you a layman's perspective, as I understand it, concerning artisan hemp flower.
Basically terpenes give the plant it's unique flavor profile and they are present in all plants. What is interesting in considering the terpenes in your hemp bud, is they not only effect the flavor, but the overall effect as well! Some of you may have heard of the "entourage effect" and this is exactly what I'm referring to. It appears that the "terps" in your hemp flower, not only make it pleasant and flavorful, they may increase the potency of the CBD in a symbiotic fashion.
I remember all the times I have had really super flavorful, "terpy" hemp or cannabis buds and it always seemed that those experiences were more enjoyable. I always figured it was the aesthetics that made it stand out, but now science is showing that the terpenes do interact with and increase the cannabinoids effect in your hemp flower. That is why CBD or CBG percentage alone is not the complete determining factor in selecting the best hemp nugs.
We hope in the future terpenes will be more understood and represented in the CBD hemp flower discussion. Until then just know that the reason you likely love Dreamland Organics CBD hemp flower is largely due to the TERPS (terpenes)! We accentuate our unique flavor profiles with slow drying and glass jar curing. That is why our flower tastes better and burns smoother. That's why Dreamland Organics exists in fact, to bring you the most terpene-rich, flavorful and enjoyable smokable hemp flower possible!