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Taste the Terpenes: A Flavorful Journey into Cannabis Education

Taste the Terpenes: A Flavorful Journey into Cannabis Education

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The recent Taste the Terpenes event hosted by Terpene Flashcards was nothing short of a resounding success, leaving participants buzzing with excitement and gratitude. Held at The Cannabis Public School (CPS), the event provided a rich tapestry of experiences, from enlightening discussions to delightful tastings and invaluable networking opportunities.

Dr. Leah Johnson and Maureen ‘Mo’ Smyth, BSN RN, distinguished contributors to cannabis education, lent their expertise to the event, shedding light on the intricate world of terpenes and inspiring attendees to explore their therapeutic potential further. Their dedication added immeasurable value to the day’s proceedings.

Attendees were treated to a personalized and intimate experience, thanks to the efforts of Tony Bowles Consulting and Terpene Flashcards. The event provided a platform for participants to share their crafts, network, and delve into the myriad connections between cannabis and other industries, including food, healthcare, aromatherapy, and more.

The highlight of the event was undoubtedly the opportunity to explore terpenes firsthand, facilitated by the Terpene Tasting Kit and The Zen Co. vape device. Participants were immersed in a sensory journey, discovering the diverse aromas and effects of various terpene profiles.

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At Taste the Terpenes, we delved deep into the captivating world of cannabis terpenes, showcasing some of the most common terpenes found in this remarkable plant. Each terpene offers a unique aroma profile and potential therapeutic benefits, enriching the cannabis experience in profound ways. Let’s take a brief journey through these primary terpenes and their remarkable properties:

1. Beta-Caryophyllene: Known for its spicy and peppery aroma, Beta-Caryophyllene stands out among terpenes for its dual role as a cannabinoid. By binding to CB2 receptors, it may offer anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects, making it a valuable addition to the entourage effect.

2. Ocimene: Contributing to cannabis’s diverse scent profile, Ocimene boasts a sweet, citrusy, and herbaceous aroma. Found in various fruits and plants like mint and basil, it is believed to possess antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties, enhancing both aroma and potential therapeutic benefits.

3. Limonene: With its citrusy aroma, Limonene adds a refreshing touch to many cannabis strains. Beyond its pleasant scent, Limonene may offer mood-enhancing effects and potential stress relief, making it a favorite among cannabis enthusiasts seeking a lift in spirits.

4. Linalool: Renowned for its floral and lavender-like fragrance, Linalool is often associated with relaxation and stress relief. Found in various aromatic plants, it is believed to possess sedative and anxiolytic properties, offering a soothing experience for both body and mind.

5. Myrcene: As one of the most abundant terpenes in cannabis, Myrcene contributes to the earthy, musky aroma found in many strains. Known for its sedative effects, it may contribute to the “couch-lock” sensation, making it a go-to choice for relaxation and unwinding after a long day.

6. Pinene: True to its name, Pinene exudes a distinct piney aroma reminiscent of fresh pine forests. Found in conifer trees and herbs like rosemary and sage, it may offer bronchodilator effects and potential memory enhancement, adding depth to the entourage effect.

7. Terpinolene: With a complex aroma profile featuring floral, herbal, and citrus notes, Terpinolene adds a unique dimension to cannabis strains. While less common, it is found in various fruits and spices and may possess antioxidant and sedative properties, further enhancing the entourage effect.

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The event garnered praise from attendees, with many expressing their appreciation for the educational and immersive experience. From learning about the therapeutic benefits of terpenes to exploring their potential in aromatherapy, attendees left with a newfound understanding and appreciation for these aromatic compounds.

In the wake of the resounding success of Taste the Terpenes, an event hosted by Terpene Flashcards, we found ourselves immersed in a whirlwind of excitement and gratitude. This vibrant occasion, held at The Cannabis Public School (CPS), proved to be a nexus of enriching discussions, delightful tastings, and invaluable connections, leaving participants buzzing with enthusiasm and newfound knowledge.

First and foremost, heartfelt thanks are extended to our esteemed post-event sesh sponsors, whose unwavering support helped elevate the event to new heights. Moroccan Peaches flowers, bred by @realpurplecitygenetics and grown by @kullyart_an_flavorfactory, captivated attendees with their tantalizing aroma, potent effects, and striking orange pistils. It was a delightful surprise to discover that we shared the joy of experiencing Moroccan Peaches Rosin, adding an extra layer of camaraderie to the terpene party.

Additionally, we extend our sincere appreciation to @daltonbenjamindavis for graciously sharing genetics from The East Bay Seed Collective @aili.seeds, enriching the event with diverse and exceptional strains.

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The event also provided a unique opportunity to connect with fellow enthusiasts and industry professionals. One such encounter was with @dre4mthebay415, an impressive young hash maker specializing in the traditional technique of ice water separation, resulting in delectable Temple Ball hash. Their dedication to preserving traditional methods added a layer of authenticity and depth to the event.

The sensory journey continued with the exploration of Magic Melonz x ICC/Gelato hash, expertly crafted to deliver deep earthy flavors reminiscent of a refreshing mountain breeze. Paired with a traditional 3-hole pipe from @andyrothglass, the experience was nothing short of sublime, showcasing the nuanced intricacies of full-spectrum products.

Special recognition is also due to @vallejoplaterollers for their contribution of Mule Fuel, cultivated by Staefli Farms, adding an extra layer of richness and complexity to the terpene experience. Each chemovar sampled was a delightful revelation, further highlighting the diversity and depth of the cannabis plant.

No celebration would be complete without indulging in delicious treats, and we were fortunate to savor Dr. Leah’s infused mochi cake bites, rice krispie treats, and bhang. Bhang, a traditional cannabis drink, added a touch of sweetness and refreshment to the festivities.

Taste the Terpenes was more than just an event; it was a celebration of community, collaboration, and the boundless potential of cannabis. As we reflect on the memories created and connections forged, we express our deepest gratitude to all who contributed to the success of the event. With anticipation and excitement, we look forward to future gatherings united in our shared passion for cannabis education, exploration, and appreciation.

Come experience the next level of cannabis enlightenment on April 13th at Taste The Terpenes SF, brought to you by The Original Terpene Flashcards company. Join us as we delve into the fascinating world of terpenes alongside creator Tony Bowles, a veteran Patient Advocate, and Dr. Leah Johnson, esteemed Medical Cannabis Specialist & Clinical Pharmacist. This event promises an afternoon of discovery, where you’ll have the opportunity to taste the terpenes firsthand and unravel the mysteries behind their health benefits. Don’t miss out on this chance to learn from industry experts and elevate your cannabis journey. Join us and embark on a sensory exploration like no other!

Event Details:
Date: Saturday, April 13th
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: SOMA, SF

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