Chapter 2: Secondary Terpenes
September is here, and we believe this month truly evokes feelings of exiting the lazy days of summer and prepping our brains for new paths of wisdom. You might have already guessed that we truly love diving into the science of cannabis. That curiosity, and the knowledge attained, has led to us proudly creating our THC-infused Dried Fruit Collection.
Last month we introduced you to what terpenes are, why they matter, and showcased some of the primary terpenes present in our four fruits. As a refresher, terpenes are organic compounds present in cannabis and are just as important to your high as THC content and cannabinoids.
Understanding how terpenes can affect your experience is a wonderful way to help choose what fruit will be your best friend as we transition into a new season! So, let’s explore four more secondary terpenes that are naturally found in our Mango Tango, Very Cherry, Golden Apricots and Canna Banana dried fruits.
Our last article touched on most of the primary terpenes found in our dried fruit, aside from this wonderfully aromatic terpene also found in fragrant herbs like mint, rosemary and citrus fruits. Limonene is one of the most abundant terpenes found in cannabis and may provide an euphoric and stimulating effect. If you need to tackle your overflowing Inbox or prepare for an all-night study session, this terpene will be warmly welcomed. Sound appealing? You can detect a hint of Limonene in our popular crunchy Canna Banana Chips.
Now let’s showcase some secondary terpenes that may not present as prominently aromatically, but still play a role in how it affects us. Ocimene is a fitting name for a floral and herbaceous terpene with citrus and woody undertones. This terpene can offer an uplifting effect, and is present in our tart and chew Very Cherry real fruit edible. Make sure to include a package in your backpack before you head out on a forest bathing weekend or an after-class hike with friends.
We happen to love this secondary terpene for many reasons, but mostly because it’s fun to say. Linalool exudes a unique combination of floral and spice; think lavender with a dash of cinnamon. When found in a cannabis edible, the effect of this terpene may be relaxation and calm. Linalool is a secondary terpene in our Golden Apricots which makes them the perfect choice for a candlelit bath as the rain pelts the windows, or a snuggle session under your favourite cozy blanket.
Humulene may be a secondary terpene but it has an intriguing back story. The subtle spicy and earthy woody tones that give hoppy beers that distinct taste and smell are courtesy of… humulene. It is a fundamental element in the overall aromatic profile of all cannabis, but often takes a back seat to the stronger primary terpenes present. One potential effect of humulene is stress relief so if you need a break from a marathon study session, or an overwhelming Twitter scroll, you can find it in our naturally sweet Mango Tango slice, and may offer a windless effect, which makes it a perfect choice for a Friday evening after a long week, or when you need to stop your Twitter scroll.
We love that every fruit in our THC-infused Collection has primary and secondary terpenes at play with each other. As the name suggests, secondary terpenes are found in smaller amounts and may not be as fragrant or strong as primary terpenes, but they definitely help create a unique experience for us by combining and interacting with the primary terpenes.