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Terpenes and Cannabis… What Does Terpy Even Mean?

The cannabis industry is growing at a rapid rate. Technology has enabled farmers and extractors to be innovative, developing more methods for growing and extraction. With many farmers utilizing progressively more scientific methods of growing cannabis and extracting its oils, the role of terpenes has come into prominence.

You may hear someone say something is “terpy,” to indicate the strong aromatic quality of a certain bud or extract.

But what does that really mean?

Terpenes are natural essential oils secreted by all plants and are also responsible for the smell and flavor in plants and fruit.

In a similar way that aromatherapy is known as an effective form of stress or anxiety relief, THC and terpenes working together relax or stimulate your senses. A chemical reaction occurs between your body and the presence of terpenes combined with THC to produce varying effects.

Overall, we’re still not completely sure what all terpenes can do to help (or harm) the body. So far, we know about the presence of the endocannabinoid system. This system allocates THC and terpenes to different sites on the body to amplify the therapeutic aspects of the herb in a process known as the “entourage effect.” 

Popular Terpenes

Myrcene

You definitely already know this terpene as it exists in lemongrass, cannabis, and even hops. This is where you’ll find prominent citrus and earthy aromas. This terp is largely associated with pain reduction, and quelling inflammation as well as muscle spasms.

 

Limonene

As the name suggests, this terpene represents the tart, yet sweet scent you’ve definitely encountered. This lemon-lime flavored terp can aid users with depression and anxiety while also containing antibiotic and antioxidant properties.

 

Alpha-Pinene

Alpha-Pinene is you guessed it—that sweet pine aroma. You can find it emanating from several coniferous trees, as well as several stinky nugs. This terpene interacts with your body by promoting memory retention and alertness. It can also be utilized to improve lung function in some patients with asthma.

 

Linalool

In more rare cases you will detect an herbal stench akin to lavender. This is the sneaky, yet helpful terpene known as linalool. Known to provide sedative and anti-anxiety properties, users with epilepsy and similar conditions should seek out cannabis products with this terp present.

 

Caryophyllene

Probably the most aromatically notorious terpene of all is caryophyllene which provides that “skunky” odor. In more classic strains you may notice this gassy aroma, taking note that it may help protect cells lining your digestive tract.

 

Humulene

In the realm of essential oils present in both hops and in cannabis, humulene is undoubtedly the culprit. If you’ve ever taken a whiff of some weed that smells like a hoppy beer, take note, because this terpene helps control your appetite as well as fight cancer cells.

 

The medical benefits of terpenes in combination with cannabinoids is a field still under heavy exploration. Other common terpenes include terpineol, eucalyptol, menthol, and citronellol that each play similar roles in affecting your body through smell and taste. As research continues, there are endless possibilities for finding holistic solutions to several medical conditions with the right kind of cannabis products.

GreenRush Cannabis is a WA i502 producer-processor operating in the scenic Snohomish Valley area. We produce a clean, intelligent crop that has become a go-to brand for a number of top shops in Washington state. We’re known for our consistent terpene flavor, high quality, and deep impact.

There may be health risks surrounding consumption of the products. Smoking is hazardous to your health. Not for use by women that are pregnant or breastfeeding. For use by adults twenty one and older. keep out of reach of children Cannabis can impair concentration, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. This product is infused with cannabis or active compounds of cannabis.

How To Buy Cannabis When Budtenders Are Bad

Every day we dedicate hours and hours to connecting with new stores across the state. We’ve been visiting all kinds of shops and meeting budtenders, learning about each city and neighborhood day after day. Throughout all of our travels, we notice that many budtenders aren’t “that” educated on cannabis.

The next time you visit a shop,  you might ask for something and get something entirely different. You’ve got to be educated about cannabis or you might end up consuming something you don’t like. It goes beyond tasting gross weed when you’ve got different types of highs and effects to consider too.How To Buy Weed When Budtenders Are Bad

If you have to step out of your comfort zone and buy something you don’t normally go after, THC percentages are just a small part of what really matters. All budtenders are not equal. Just because you love getting high and have done so for years, doesn’t mean you’re educated about cannabis. To find a budtender that is educated about the products you’re asking about is actually hard to find still.

 

You should look and listen for someone who can communicate knowledge and experiences about products in an appropriate way. This means finding ways to describe things to different types of people. Old, young, experienced or not, a GREAT budtender can communicate about terpenes, cannabis genetics, grow methods, how concentrates are made, the differences between concentrates, their store’s brands, plus they’ve got to know the in’s and out’s of recreational compliance.

It never hurts to do research online. These days, there are plenty of strain reviews on Leafly and Wikileaf, plus there are Washington-specific product reviews on Respect My Region. Many brands also have websites and social media accounts that share product information. We want you to create relationships and ask questions with budtenders, but you’ve got to be able to make informed decisions based on what YOU know, versus what they know.

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If you’re a frequent user or buyer, you can attend vendor days, network with cannabis industry people and maybe even tour grow facilities. If the store doesn’t have something that catches your eye, don’t feel pressured into buying something. You can walk out and go somewhere else just as easily as you first chose that store. Some good strains for first-time users include blue dream, pineapple dream, and locktite. If you’re a seasoned smoker looking for the best, professor chaos, blue rush og, golden panda, and pineapple dream are great choices.

While THC packs the psychoactive effects, we prioritize terpenes because we know that’s what drives the high. How THC and cannabinoids interact with terpenes is what facilitates strain-specific effects. Terpenes produce the smells we associate with cannabis. Hazes are usually energizing and typically have high amounts of terpinolene while Citrus aromas come from terpenes like myrcene and limonene. Citrus aromas can help people focus or induce anxiety depending on the individual. Pine smells come from pinene while Linalool is associated with lavender and de-stressing. Terpenes have been known to carry more THC across the blood-brain barrier. This is why a strain can be extra effective, despite having high THC or having low THC numbers.

If the buds look pretty and the budtender confidently says it should help provide the kind of high you’re looking for, don’t overthink the purchase. We suggest you try it out. The best way to know if cannabis is worth trying or not is to ask questions and then just try it. If the buds are thick, full, fluffy, covered in trichomes, or if they don’t look dried out, why not try them?

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Many people still don’t know much about cannabis and that is holding major parts of the industry back. The fewer consumers know, the less they’ll buy. People do need to do their own research but it is our job to give them a place to learn, connect, and safely use cannabis.

GreenRush Cannabis is a WA i502 producer-processor located in the scenic Snohomish Valley. We produce a clean, sophisticated crop that has become a preferred brand for a number of top shops in Washington state known for our consistent terpene flavor, high quality, and deep impact.

Adults 21 and over can purchase up to one ounce of usable cannabis flower, 16 ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces of cannabis drinkables, and 7 grams of cannabis concentrates.

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

Our products have intoxicating effects and may be habit-forming. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. There may be health risks associated with consumption of these products. For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of the reach of children.

A Thorough Guide To Choosing The Right Marijuana (Part 1)

We’re almost two years into the world of legal cannabis and the world of marijuana is still just as confusing as ever. There are an endless amount of products and strains, plus, how many shops can they really pack into Seattle?

When you visit a legal shop, we recommend selecting one of our partners. All recreational weed retailers have many products on the shelves and oftentimes the number of options overwhelms new cannabis users. Smoking, vaping, pills, and eating or drinking infused products are just a few of the popularized consumption methods in Washington state.

Regardless of how you consume cannabis, there are three industry terms (popularized by Leafly.com) that many people use to identify each type. Sativa (S), Indica (I), and Hybrid (H). In order to choose the marijuana experience that is best suited for you, it’s important to understand each classification and try to remember the flavors that you enjoy.

Each of the different types of cannabis are known to produce specific effects depending on the strain. Some can give you bursts of creative energy, induce anxiety, or help with focus, while others can relax you, sedate you, or aid with appetite loss.

Now that we know about the different types and kinds of effects, it is important the user asks themselves how they want to feel after having consumed the marijuana. One of the best ways someone can identify a product that is right for them is by them communicating their needs or wants with the shop’s staff.

Choosing The Right Marijuana: Terpenes

A good place to start is by asking yourself if you want energy or if you want to feel sleepy. The next question could maybe be about the fact you need help managing anxiety or finding a way to increase your appetite. Depending on what you want to do, a really good budtender can almost always find something that has been known to help. A good example is that many people don’t actually enjoy smoking. Communicating a desire to stay away from smoking is actually very helpful and I always suggest taking the time to focus on the creation of a strong relationship with your budtender. That way they can take care of you. Once your relationship with them is strong and your budtender can begin to identify what kind of high you’re looking to experience, they can dial in the right terpenes and flavor profiles to have you flying high all day and night. This little extra knowledge could help you to consistently smoke better or to even teach others how to use marijuana in an effective way.

Choosing The Right Marijuana: Edibles (Myths)

America has an endless supply of potent cannabis flower, delicious infused candies, cookies, chocolates, and beverages, and at this point, we all know that finding something tasty isn’t that difficult. Sharing stories with your budtender about what products you’ve tried and whether or not they were good or bad, is a huge part of the learning process with cannabis. For those of you who haven’t tried a cannabis-infused edible or drink, we recommend you visit one of our reputable retail partners and letting the staff know it’s your first time. Tell them the GreenRush team sent you their way!

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Things To Know About Cannabis Terpenes

Have you ever wondered why oranges smell the way they do or thought about the unique taste of a ripe watermelon? Substances called terpenes are responsible for flavor and scent profiles in plants, fruit, and cannabis.

Terpenes play an interesting role for the plant, they emit pungent aromas that deter herbivores. Terpene’s have an even more mischievous method of defense, by attracting herbivores’ predators, Sherman explained. The old adage, “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” applies here.

Jake Sherman is employed by Select Label, a tier-three marijuana grow operation.

Marijuana terpenes are secreted from the same gland as THC and CBD come from, per Leafly. Along with creating aromatherapy profiles for each strain, terpene bind and interact with THC and CBD in different ways known as the “entourage effect.” Some of these effects include higher amounts of THC binding to cannabinoid receptors in your brain or controlling how much THC passes through the blood-brain barrier, Sherman said.

There are six common types of terpenes: Caryophyllene, humulene, linalool, limomene, myrcene and pinene. Each one has different characteristics and flavors, Leafly reports.

Terpenes

Caryophyllene showed to voluntarily reduce alcohol consumption in mice, and has cancer and depression-fighting properties.

Humulene also has anti-cancer effects, as well as anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effects to go with its woody tone.

Linalool is a sedative and antidepressant and has a floral aroma, according to Leafly.

Limomene is the Inspector Gadget terpene, it has a multitude of functions: It helps with depression, stomach and digestion problems, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It allows other terpenes to be absorbed easier through the skin and the digestive-track.

Myrcene is a sedative, analgesic and antibiotic and has citrus and musky qualities.

Pinene is a broncholilator, meaning it dilates the lungs and decreases restrictions in the airway, according to Wikipedia. It can help neutralize short-term memory loss that comes with THC and promotes alertness. It has a sharp, sweet profile.

High Terpene cannabis strains or concentrates with added terpenes are becoming popular in the recreational market because of their flavor and consistency.

“They taste so damn good,” Sherman said.

Karen Sakai works at The Fire House in Ellensburg, Washington. Terpene focused products are in high demand right now. Sakai compares the scene to wine tasting scenes, where taste, flavor, and experience are the main objective of the consumer.

Terpenes

“It’s all the rage right now,” Sakai said.

High terpene strains take more care to extract. The increased difficulty and precision of the extraction process increases the price, Sakai said.

Sometimes, there’s a tradeoff for high terpene content, and that’s a lower THC level. They can have more flavor than effect, but it’s not always the point to get as high as possible.

“I love them, they can really set the tone for having a great day,” Sherman said.

GreenRush Cannabis is a WA i502 producer-processor located in the scenic Snohomish Valley. We produce a clean, sophisticated crop that has become a preferred brand for a number of top shops in Washington state known for our consistent terpene flavor, high quality, and deep impact.

Learn About Different Types Of Terpenes

Terpenes are hydrocarbons seen in the oils of plants. While they are an important part of the cannabis plant, terpenes are also found in all fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Terpenes are responsible for providing flavors and also usually produce a highly potent natural aroma. While terpenes differ from one strain to another, there are a number of types that are consistently seen.

Beta-Caryophyllene

Beta-caryophyllene is a terpene that has the scent of sweet, woody, and spicy flavors. While this terpene found among various different strains, it is most commonly seen in topicals due to bonding closely with peripheral CB2 receptors. There are a fair number of medical benefits from this terpene as it has consistently shown to decrease inflammation and fight against anxiety and depression. One of the most interesting facts about beta-caryophyllene is that it reduces an individual’s craving for alcohol. While this terpene exists in many strains, the most popular can be found in OG Kush, Bubba Kush, and Chemdawg.

 

Humulene

Humulene is best known for helping cure cancer and reduce inflammation throughout the body. This terpene also decreases the appetite, which has a far different effect from a number of other terpenes. Studies have shown that humulene has effectively provided treatment for arthritis, bursitis, and fibromyalgia. Humulene is most frequently found in the sativa strain. Aside from cannabis, it can be described as having a beer scent as it’s also found in hops, cloves, and basil. Common strains that contain this terpene include White Widow and Headband.

Limonene

A few other common terpenes seen in cannabis includes limonene and pinene. Limonene contains a scent that is more citrus and lemon-based. It’s is a terpene that is considered to be more relaxing when it comes to effects.

Pinene

In contrast, the pinene terpene has a far different as it has a more natural earthly flavor. It can be described as having the taste and scent of pine needles. This terpene is known to have an uplifting and energetic effect that is seen in sativa strains.

Trans-Nerolidol

Compared to spicy and hop-based scents, the trans-nerolidol terpene takes on a far different aroma. It can be described as having a floral scent that incorporates influences of citrus and roses. This terpene’s medical impact isn’t as clear cut compared to humulene and beta-caryophyllene as there many tests still investigating the medical benefits. While the information is limited, it does have anti-fungal and antimicrobial attributes. Common strains that contain the trans-nerolidol terpene include Skywalker OG and Island Sweet Skunk.

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

Our products have intoxicating effects and may be habit-forming. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. There may be health risks associated with consumption of these products. For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of the reach of children.

Living In Yakima? Ask For GreenRush Cannabis at Happy Time!

Yakima’s Happy Time is one of our newest retail partners and the only one currently in Yakima, WA. Having been lightly introduced to the 509, the GreenRush brand is excited to bring more pesticide-free cannabis products to the area. We are excited to provide more diamonds and more terp sauce to the people of Yakima!

If you haven’t already visited their store, you know that the Happy Time crew comes highly recommended and that they selection is second to none in the area. The selection at Happy Time is pretty extensive. Give them a call to ask about what they have!

Now that Happy Time is offering a smal variety of our extracts, daily dabbers will have access to pesticide-free concentrates with 95%+ THC and high percentages of terpenes. If you’re looking for diamonds, terp sauce, sugar wax, live resin, distillate, pull n snap, or shatter, ask for Happy Time to carry it and we’ll make sure to deliver only the best.

When you’re shopping for cannabis, follow our advice below for the best experience.

Be A Shallow Shopper

Not all cannabis is equal. In Washington state, the way certain brands produce and process cannabis can be the difference between sitting on a shelf for a year or selling out in a single day. If the weed looks good and you can smell it through the bag or through the glass, buy it. When it comes to GreenRush, there really is no question. When retailers place their order, we package fresh cannabis flower or fresh cannabis extracts and send it right on over.

If the cannabis buds you see in the store are covered in trichomes or if the flowers feel or sound dense when you shake the container,  buy it. Even if the cannabis ends up being a poor smoke, you’ll at least know more about what you’re going for. Good looking weed with lower THC numbers is generally always a better situation than higher THC cannabis that is cheaper, more dry, and outdoor.

  • Who is allowed to enter?

    • Adults age 21 and over with a valid ID. 

  • How much can I buy?

    • Once a day, adults age 21 and older may purchase up to one ounce of usable marijuana (flower), 16 ounces of solid edibles, 72 ounces in liquid form, and 7 grams of concentrates.

  • Where can I consume this?

    • A private home would be your best bet. It is currently illegal to consume cannabis in view of the public.

  • Can I take this out of state?

    • No. It is illegal to bring cannabis outside of Washington State.

Adults 21 and over can purchase up to one ounce of usable cannabis flower, 16 ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces of cannabis drinkables, and 7 grams of cannabis concentrates.

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

Our products have intoxicating effects and may be habit-forming. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. There may be health risks associated with consumption of these products. For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of the reach of children.

Fweedom’s Shoreline Store Has GreenRush’s St. Helen’s Cannabis

Over the last year, GreenRush has made it a focus to expand beyond Snohomish County and develop more relationships throughout greater Seattle. We’ve been in a few different Seattle stores for quite some time and now is a great time for us to expand into more areas. We recently shared that Shoreline has some of our freshest GreenRush extracts and now there is even more available.

We’re excited to provide more concentrates to the community, specifically from our St. Helen’s Cannabis line. These concentrates come at budget prices and perform very well in comparison to top-shelf extracts. Fweedom’s selection for concentrates has always been known as incredible. Now, guests can find even more affordable cannabis to pair with their huge offering of top-shelf products.

A Real Review Of Blue Rush OG From GreenRush

Since many of Fweedom’s frequent customers live in the Shoreline, Greenwood, Fremont, Ballard, Mountlake Terrace, Edmonds, UW, and Northgate areas, giving consumers the opportunity to save some money was an important fact to us expanding further throughout Seattle. If you’ve already visited their store, then you know just how great their customer service really is.

Fweedom’s Shoreline location is one of the best possible weed stores for humans traveling from Seattle to Everett, Marysville, Mt. Vernon, Arlington, Bellingham, or Canada. Greater Seattle has over one hundred cannabis stores however Fweedom is one of the longest running cannabis brands. Their team has always been known and heavily respected for their medical marijuana experience.

When someone visits any of the Fweedom stores, they tend to notice a huge selection of cannabis that includes different products including flower, oil, cartridges, hash, kief, edibles, drinks, lotions, and more. GreenRush’s team has done our due diligence to make sure Fweedom provides great experiences for people looking to try and buy cannabis for the first time.

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Fweedom Menu (As of May 22, 2018)

  • Who is allowed to enter?

    • Adults age 21 and over with a valid ID. 

  • How much can I buy?

    • Once a day, adults age 21 and older may purchase up to one ounce of usable marijuana (flower), 16 ounces of solid edibles, 72 ounces in liquid form, and 7 grams of concentrates.

  • Where can I consume this?

    • A private home would be your best bet. It is currently illegal to consume cannabis in view of the public.

  • Can I take this out of state?

    • No. It is illegal to bring cannabis outside of Washington State.

Adults 21 and over can purchase up to one ounce of usable cannabis flower, 16 ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces of cannabis drinkables, and 7 grams of cannabis concentrates.

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

Our products have intoxicating effects and may be habit-forming. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. There may be health risks associated with consumption of these products. For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of the reach of children.

Bellevue Marijuana Has Diamond Sauce & Sugar Wax From GreenRush

Bellevue is home to much more than innovative tech companies and people who are addicted to Pokemon Go. Legal cannabis is all over the “eastside” and thousands of employees working at Microsoft, Google, Nintendo, Expedia, and T-Mobile consume cannabis just like the rest of us. With so many people living in and around Bellevue, it makes sense that the cannabis community would take some time to start thriving.

When GreenRush was considering which weed stores to partner with, we had to consider everything from customer service to experience to location. Since Bellevue and the Eastside is such a diverse community and we pride ourselves on offering the best selection and the best prices, we knew we would have to spend extra time and show more love to those people living in Bellevue, Redmond, and Kirkland.

Why You Should Visit Bellevue Marijuana For GreenRush

Thankfully, BelMar’s knowledgeable staff can answer just about any cannabis-related question, plus we were able to establish a relationship that gave GreenRush a real chance at shining in Bellevue.  Reach out to them by phone or on social media if you have questions about specific products or vendor days.

 

Learn About Bellevue Pot Shop Belmar

Although BelMar doesn’t yet carry GreenRush flower, their store is offering our best available concentrates. Diamonds with terp sauce, shatter, sugar wax, live resin, and terp sauce are all available! If you are looking for a convenient and hassle-free experience, or if you’ve been searching for knowledgeable sales staff, visit BelMar Bellevue Marijuana Store. Their team is more than capable of providing any level of cannabis consumer with a proper experience.

BelMar Menu (As of May 21, 2018)

  • Who is allowed to enter?

    • Adults age 21 and over with a valid ID. 

  • How much can I buy?

    • Once a day, adults age 21 and older may purchase up to one ounce of usable marijuana (flower), 16 ounces of solid edibles, 72 ounces in liquid form, and 7 grams of concentrates.

  • Where can I consume this?

    • A private home would be your best bet. It is currently illegal to consume cannabis in view of the public.

  • Can I take this out of state?

    • No. It is illegal to bring cannabis outside of Washington State.

  • Do you accept debit cards?

    • At this time, we are cash-only. We do, however, provide an ATM inside of each of our store.

  • What are the hours BelMar is open?

    • Monday – Friday 8AM – Midnight / Saturday – Sunday 9AM – Midnight

BelMar Bellevue Marijuana Store Address & Contact

638 116th Аve NE
Bellevue, WA 98005
Phone: 425-453-5749

 Bellevue's BelMar Offering GreenRush Concentrates (Green Network) BelMarSnapchatPositioned just off Interstate 405, we encourage our supporters to hop off the freeway for a quick visit. BelMar Bellevue Marijuana Store offers easy access to Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, and other cities such as Bothell, Kenmore, Newcastle, Factoria, Issaquah, and Mercer Island.

Adults 21 and over can purchase up to one ounce of usable cannabis flower, 16 ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces of cannabis drinkables, and 7 grams of cannabis concentrates.

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

Our products have intoxicating effects and may be habit-forming. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. There may be health risks associated with consumption of these products. For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of the reach of children.

Did You Know Weed And Beer Share Terpenes?

The cannabis and hops plants are part of the same plant family, the Cannabinaceae family, per The Growler. Maybe it’s no wonder then, that beer and weed have thousands of flavor variations, sharing many of them. Since microbreweries became immensely popular in the early 2000’s, you see beers in hundreds of citrus and fruity variations. There are ales, pale ales, IPA’s, hefeweizens, stouts, wheat ale, and many others. Beer flavors are similar to cannabis flavors because of terpenes. The hoppy, citrus, skunky, musky, earthy, etc. are all decided by the present terpene profiles. Although hoppy pants share many terpenes with cannabis, like myrcene, pinene, humulene, they each produce terpenes that the other does not.

Now the science is revealing how terpenes are the focus for flavor in beer and cannabis, brewers are now experimenting brewing beer with cannabis-derived terpenes that you can’t find naturally in hops or beer. Lagunitas Brewing and Absolute Extracts collaborated over the Lagunitas Supercritical for the first ever beer brewed with cannabis-derived terpenes, and it’s exclusive to California for the time being, per Herb.co.

It’s important to note that terpenes contain no psychoactive effects, even when they’re derived from cannabis. THC provides the psychoactive effects of cannabis while the hops’ fermentation process is what causes beer’s intoxicating effects. Adding terpenes changes the flavor and olfactory experience of the beer. True cannabis-derived terpenes themselves have medicinal benefits, and some people are more sensitive to certain terpenes,  so I think it’s fair to speculate that adding cannabis-derived terpenes to beer could vary the effects on top of aroma and flavor.

GreenRush Weed And Beer Pairings

 Lemon Alien Dawg vs. Iron Horse Irish Death

Mt. Panda  vs. Schilling Hard Cider London Dry

Comatose vs. Lagunitas Hop Stoopid

Big City Lights  vs. Reuben’s Brews Robust Porter

GreenRush Cannabis is a WA i502 producer-processor located in the scenic Snohomish Valley. We produce a clean, sophisticated crop that has become a preferred brand for a number of top shops in Washington state known for our consistent terpene flavor, high quality, and deep impact.

How To Buy Weed In Washington When You Can’t Find Any GreenRush

The next time you leave town,  you might be out of luck finding any GreenRush products. If you have to step out of your comfort zone and buy something else. THC numbers are just a small part of the equation. As an experienced cannabis user, I’ll explain what you should be looking for when you’re buying weed in an unfamiliar place.

Find Budtenders You Trust When Buying Weed In Washington

I’m just going to say what everyone knows. Not all budtenders are equal, and some downright suck at their jobs and just look blown to be at work. Just because you love getting high doesn’t mean you’re educated about cannabis, it just means you love getting high.

Find a budtender that is educated about the products you’re asking about. If they can only describe cannabis as “that fire” or “dank” visit after visit, you might want to take what they say with a grain of salt. Find someone who can articulate strain knowledge in a digestible manner. Find a budtender that can teach you about: terpenes, cannabis genetics, grow methods, how concentrates are made, the differences between concentrates their stores brand specifics and know the in’s and out’s of recreational compliance. You can’t look at the product outside of packaging in Washington, so budtenders are extra important to relay product information.

Find A Backup Brand

Do some research online. Many brands have awesome websites and Instagram accounts aimed at product education. Attend vendor days and tour grow facilities.  Grill salespeople and brand ambassadors about the quality of their products. Look for transparent brands that do a great job of dispersing product information there’s a good chance you’re finding safe products.

Terpenes & Cannabinoids > THC

Terpenes matter. THC packs the psychoactive effects, but it’s how THC and cannabinoids interact with terpenes that dictates strain-specific effects. Terpenes produce the common aromas we associate with cannabis. Hazes have high amounts of terpinolene. Citrus aromas come from terpenes like myrcene and limonene. That sharp pine aroma comes from pinene. Some terpenes carry more THC across the blood-brain barrier, which is why a strain can be extra effective, despite having low THC numbers. Find a strain you can’t get enough of? Find out what terpenes were present and you can shop for those terpenes in other brands and strains.

Looks > Numbers

When there’s smoke, there’s fire. Does it look pretty? Buy it. If the buds are full, fluffy, and covered in trichomes, buy it. Even if the label says it has 12 percent THC. Pretty weed with low numbers is always a better bet than bammer with high numbers on a label. It’s like drinking Everclear out of plastic handle because it has a higher alcohol content instead of enjoying Tito’s or Grey Goose for a little more money for the smooth taste.

In The End, You Just Have To Smoke

The barrier to entry for cannabis education is still high, and there is a steep learning curve involved. At the end of the day, you can do all the research in the world, but you never really know how weed will affect you until you smoke it. So find something you vibe with, clear your schedule, and take a chance. At the very worst, you get too high and reality gets weird for a few hours. If that happens, just drink some water and hang on for the ride. You’re not going to die and it’ll build some character. (This happens to me, at least twice a month.) Take my advice from above, and eventually, you’ll find a cannabis purchasing formula that works for your lifestyle. There might be some missteps on the way, but it happens to everyone.

GreenRush Cannabis is a WA i502 producer-processor located in the scenic Snohomish Valley. We produce a clean, sophisticated crop that has become a preferred brand for a number of top shops in Washington state known for our consistent terpene flavor, high quality, and deep impact.