Primal
Colorado Cool-aid, Koko Puffs, Unicorn Poop
ROCKY MOUNTAIN - RIDGWAY
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Koko Puffs, Papaya Cake, Slap N Tickle, Strawberries N Cream
ROOTS RX BASALT
Cookies N Cream, Sour Rado
ROOTS RX EAGLE/VAIL
Cookies N Cream, Sour Rado
ROOTS RX EDWARDS
Cookies N Cream, Sour Rado
ROOTS RX GUNNISON
Cookies N Cream, Sour Rado
ROOTS RX Leadville
Cookies N Cream, Pineapple Blast
Rocky Mountain Blaze
Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Forbidden Melonz, Papaya Cake, Poon Tang Pie, Sour Rado, Wedding Crasher
Rocky Mountain Cannabis - Denver
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Item #9, Koko Puffs, Slap N Tickle, Triangle OG
Rocky Mountain Cannabis Craig
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Koko Puffs, Papaya Cake, Triangle OG
Rocky Mountain Cannabis Dinosaur
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Garlic Breath, Koko Puffs, Papaya Cake, Triangle OG
SOLACE MEDS LLC - FC
Apple Fritter, Big Bubba Diesel, Bubba Berry, Colorado Cool-aid, Cookies N Cream, Koko Puffs, Pineapple Blast, Sour Rado, Strawberry Shortcake, Wedding Crasher
Solace Meds Broadway
Big Bubba Diesel, Cherry Punch, Colorado Cool-aid, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, Koko Puffs, Pineapple Blast, Sour Rado, Tart Pops, Wedding Crasher
THE JOINT BY CANNABIS
Apple Fritter, Cookies N Cream, Koko Puffs, Wedding Crasher
THE KIND CASTLE
Apple Fritter, Bubba Berry, Cherry Punch, Headband Kush, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie
The 404
Apple Fritter, Cookies N Cream, LA Kush Cake, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie, Veritas Cookies
The Dispo (REC)
Apple Fritter, Bananaghani, Big Bubba Diesel, Bubba Berry, Cherry Punch, Colorado Cool-aid, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, Headband Kush, Koko Puffs, LA Kush Cake, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Strawberry Shortcake, Tart Pops, Triangle OG, Wedding Crasher
The Happy Camper Palisade
Apple Fritter, Bananaghani, Bubba Berry, Cherry Punch, Colorado Cool-aid, Cookies N Cream, Forbidden Melonz, Headband Kush, LA Kush Cake, Poon Tang Pie, Scooby Snax, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Tart Pops, Wedding Crasher
Tumbleweed Carbondale
Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, LA Kush Cake, Poon Tang Pie, Sour Rado, Veritas Cookies, Wedding Crasher
Tumbleweed Craig
Apple Fritter, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, LA Kush Cake
Tumbleweed Debeque
Bananaghani, Cookies N Cream, Pineapple Blast
Tumbleweed Frisco
Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Pineapple Blast
Twin Peaks - REC
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Colorado Cool-aid, Cookies N Cream, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Wedding Crasher
A Cut Above - rec
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Forbidden Melonz, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie, Sour Rado, Veritas Cookies, Wedding Crasher
BACKCOUNTRY CANNABIS COMPANY
Apple Fritter, Bubba Berry, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, Headband Kush, Koko Puffs, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie, Scooby Snax, Slap N Tickle, Sour Diesel
BUDDY BOY - Walnut St
Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Forbidden Melonz, Garlic Breath, Poon Tang Pie, Sour Rado, Veritas Cookies
BUDDY BOY - York St
Forbidden Melonz, LA Kush Cake, Poon Tang Pie
BUDDY BOY -38th
Forbidden Melonz, LA Kush Cake, Poon Tang Pie
Buddy Boy - N. Federal
Forbidden Melonz, Poon Tang Pie
Buddy Boy - S. Federal
Forbidden Melonz, Papaya Cake, Poon Tang Pie
Callie's RiNo
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Garlic Breath, Koko Puffs, Slap N Tickle
Canna Cabinet
Apple Fritter, Big Bubba Diesel, Bubba Berry, Cherry Punch, Colorado Cool-aid, Gas Tanker, Headband Kush, Koko Puffs, LA Kush Cake, Papaya Cake, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Sueno, Sunset Drive, Super Sour Lemon, Tart Pops, Triangle OG, Unicorn Poop, Wedding Crasher
CannaCo II
Cookies N Cream, Sour Rado
Cannacura
Koko Puffs, Papaya Cake, Slurricane
Cherry Peak
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, LA Kush Cake, Papaya Cake, Purple Papaya Punch, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Wedding Crasher
Cookies Commerce City
Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Sour Rado, Wedding Crasher
Cookies Denver
Apple Fritter, Cherry Hills, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, Sour Rado, Strawberry Milk, Tart Pops
Cookies Pueblo
Cookies N Cream, Sour Rado
EUFLORA 16th Street
Bananaghani, Big Bubba Diesel, Pineapple Blast, Strawberry Shortcake
EUFLORA Buckley Rd
Strawberry Shortcake
EUFLORA Gun Club Rd
Bananaghani, Big Bubba Diesel, Pineapple Blast, Strawberry Shortcake
EUFLORA Longmont
Big Bubba Diesel, Pineapple Blast
Elevated
Apple Fritter, Bananaghani, Cherry Punch, Koko Puffs, Tart Pops
Golden Meds - Sante Fe
Apple Fritter, Colorado Cool-aid, LA Kush Cake, Slap N Tickle, Strawberry Shortcake, Wedding Crasher
Herbal Healing
Banana Kush, GG4, Garlic Breath, Miracle Alien Cookies, OG Sin, Slap N Tickle, Strawberries N Cream, Sunset Drive
High Plainz Strains 2
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, Koko Puffs, Papaya Cake, Purple Papaya Punch, Scooby Snax, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Strawberry Shortcake, Wedding Crasher
KIND CARE OF COLORADO LLC
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, LA Kush Cake, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Wedding Crasher
Karma
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, LA Kush Cake, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Wedding Crasher
Kinfolk Farms
Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie
LACONTES - Washington
Apple Fritter, Big Bubba Diesel, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, LA Kush Cake, Pineapple Blast, Slurricane
MAGNOLIA ROAD - Boulder
Apple Fritter, Bananaghani, Big Bubba Diesel, Blue Sherbert, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, Koko Puffs, LA Kush Cake, Layer Cake, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie, Pudding Pop, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Strawberry Milk, Strawberry Shortcake, Super Sour Lemon, Tart Pops, Wedding Crasher, Wookie Fruit
NATURES MEDICINE SALIDA
Big Bubba Diesel, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, Pineapple Blast, Sour Rado
OASIS CANNABIS SUPERSTORE (44th)
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, LA Kush Cake, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie, Slap N Tickle
OASIS CANNABIS SUPERSTORE (EVANS)
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, LA Kush Cake, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie, Slap N Tickle

May 28, 2021

All about the terpenes

Veritas Fine Cannabis is changing the way people shop for bud by including terpene profiles on every label

By Will Brendza - May 27, 2021 Courtesy Veritas Fine Cannabis

There are a lot of elements involved with choosing the right bud when you’re perusing a dispensary. There’s the classic sativa versus indica dilemma; then there’s the state of the strain’s trichomes, how good the flower smells, its color and, of course, the THC percentage listed on the label.

All of those are important factors in selecting a cannabis strain to take home. But, according to Jordan Plunkett and Conor Shea with Veritas Fine Cannabis, many of their customers and cannabis consumers in legal states around the country put too much emphasis on that last factor: THC percentage. When, actually, they should be looking for terpene profiles.

“It’s like buying beer: people think higher ABV … content, and the effects are going to be way more profound,” says Shea, the grow manager at Veritas Fine Cannabis. “But that’s not exactly right with cannabis.”

High THC content doesn’t necessarily make for the best high, Shea says. Instead, “It’s all about the terpenes.”
“Those are what gives a strain its flavor, the smell profiles and its potency,” Plunkett, the marketing director at Veritas, adds.

However, in most cases, shopping by terpenes is easier said than done. Most dispensaries and producers don’t include that information on their menus, cannabis containers or websites. Most dispensaries only list the THC and sometimes CBD percentages.

Veritas is trying to change that, though, Shea and Plunkett say. Not just by describing each individual strain’s effects, with words like “tranquil,” “unwinding,” and “dreamy” on their labels; and by listing what each strain pairs well with, like “getting lost” or “stargazing.” But Veritas is also detailing each strain’s specific terpene profile on every label. All with the hope of changing the way people shop for their bud.

“It’s actually really uncommon in this industry right now to advertise [terpene profiles],” says Plunkett. “We list the top three terpenes within each strain. So when a customer sees those three terpenes, they know that this strain is for them, or not for them.”

Generally defined: terpenes are oils, secreted by a strain’s trichomes — those sticky, crystalline glands on the cannabis flower. They give each strain its distinct flavor, smell and, importantly, its unique effect on individual users. Because everyone’s natural cannabinoid receptors are different, different combinations of terpenes and cannabinoids produce different effects for different people. They work in tandem with one another — something known as the “entourage effect.”

There are over 100 different terpenes that cannabis strains exhibit. But there are a handful that are more common than others: there’s Myrcene, which has an herbal smell and flavor, often found in hops, mango and lemongrass; there’s Pinene, which is found in pine needles, rosemary, basil and dill; Caryophyllene, found in black pepper, cloves and cinnamon; Limonene, a citrusy terpene found in fruit rinds, juniper and peppermint; and Terpinolene, which is in nutmeg, tea tree, cumin and lilacs.

Those botanical compounds, in combination with a strain’s unique concentrations of THC, CBD and hundreds of other cannabinoids, all interact synergistically. This changes the behavior of other compounds already within the body to provide more profound energizing effects, more powerful relaxing effects or more relief from pain.

Terpenes increase potency as well, Shea explains. A strain with 15% THC and 5% terpenes can feel a lot more potent than one with 40% THC and .5% terpenes. That’s the entourage effect at work, he says.

And it’s why Veritas’ small-batch, hand-grown craft cannabis lists the top three terpenes on every label. That way, Veritas customers can choose their bud accordingly, which is a much more informed way of choosing between different kinds of bud, Plunkett and Shea say. In a market that is becoming increasingly connoisseur, it’s a more accurate way for users to find the bud that they’ll enjoy most.

Veritas is also pushing terpene education and information through its social media platforms and website.

“We really want to make sure our customers are educated and know what they’re getting, and why they like it,” Plunkett says.