Why does some weed make you feel really, really good while some other gives you cotton-mouth and anxiety?
The answer is terpenes.
Really, the answer is terpenes.
terpenes = magic
Choosing weed based on THC alone is like buying wine based on the alcohol content. You might get drunk, but you're missing out on the best part.
Terpenes interact with THC and change its effects, making it more or less psychoactive. In other words, terpenes make the magic happen.
according to the experts:
Hanuš, Lumír Ondřej, and Yotam Hod. “Terpenes/Terpenoids in Cannabis: Are They Important?.” Medical cannabis and cannabinoids vol. 3,1 25-60. 10 Aug. 2020, doi:10.1159/000509733
If you've never heard any of this before, it's not your fault. The media pumps out a steady stream of lies based on revenues and the opinions of a few parasitic billionaires. It makes you wonder, right?
If you'd like to know more about terpenes, cannabinoids and whole lot of other cannabis related factoids, check out the resources page.
All of the information provided is from peer reviewed scientific journals that I happen to enjoy reading, ok - so shut up about it.