By now if you have purchased and product from us here at Gods Own Concentrates, you have heard the term TERPENES. Yes, we go on and on about terpenes and why we are a one of few craft cannabis producers that employ terpenes in our concentrates. So, it goes without saying: just what are terpenes and why do we value them so much.
Simply put Terpenes engage with the endocannabinoid system much like cannabinoids. They can also affect neurotransmissions to the brain. Understanding this provides an explanation of why there is such a variance between strains of cannabis. Every different combination of terpenes in a strain will greatly affect the aroma, taste and ultimately the high as well as effecting the mood and sensation (head high or body high) that each strain delivers.
Over one hundred known terpenes are present in cannabis and they are not only found in cannabis. Which explains why strains have unique properties and why some strains share similar attributes.
If you look at any of our Gods Own Concentrates products you will notice that our shatter, is strain specific, meaning that if the flavour is say “Blue Dream”, then that is the strain of flowers used to make that shatter and it is only isolated Blue Dream terpernes that have been used to enhance experience and enjoyment.
Because at GOC we can distill our own terpenes during production, we have the exclusive ability to enhance our concentrates in a manner most producers cannot. Any cannabis or concentrate producers will tell you there is a huge difference between cannabis sourced terpenes and terpene flavouring. At GOC we only use cannabis sourced terpenes!
We have taken the time to list some terpenes to give you a better understanding of their makeup and effect.