Today...we talkin' TERPENES! These wonderful chemicals not only give our weed its flavor, but also potentiate our highs.
I'm going to let you all in on a little secret today though
When you go to a dispensary/dealer and ask anything along the lines of:
"What would get me the highest?"
"Can I only see the high THC strains?"
"Let me just get the dankest weed you have"
You've just received yourself one ticket to the boofy mids train.
As they basically just heard, "Please sell me the weed that no one else is buying"
It's like eating a $3 Mcdonald's burger. Your brain is like..."I think this is a burger", and to someone who doesn't really know much about burgers, It even tastes like a burger! At what cost though? How many preservatives and other random things are you consuming to get that burger experience?
In my opinion, the same analogy also applies to cheap weed. THC percentages are something people seem to be hyper focused on now-a-days FOR NO REASON. Drill this thought through your head, THC is one of 8 other major cannabinoids...so why should we act as if this is all that matters?
The entourage effect is a beautiful thing my friends. Cannabinoids & terpenes alone are efficient, but lonely little fellas. Since they all potentiate each other...they want to work together to achieve the best effect! Synergism at it's finest.
Myrcene (the cannabinoid found in mangoes, as well as cannabis) is actually a great example of this. Crazy enough, high levels of Myrcene actually prime your system to better help other cannabinoids cross your blood brain barrier. What this means, is quality weed not only tastes better...but scientifically gets you higher.