For centuries, the cannabis plant has been an integral part of human history, evolving from ancient medicinal use to its contemporary applications. Its rich history and multifaceted nature are as intricate as the plant's cellular makeup. In recent years, there has been a surge of interest, not only in the popular THC and CBD but in a world of alternative cannabinoids. This blog post will serve as an introduction to the realm of alternative cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and the entourage effect. We will delve into their connection with the art of smoking and vaping cannabis, and how they work together to elevate the experience with products such as vapes and dabs.
What’s in Cannabis?
At the heart of the cannabis flower lies a powerful blend of compounds. Cannabinoids are the group of compounds primarily responsible for the effects strains of weed offer, think of them as the active ingredient. Specifically, cannabis contains phytocannabinoids, meaning they come from plants. Scientists have identified over 100 cannabinoids to date, with two of the most well-known ones being THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol).
Hi on Nature's website offers a range of products featuring the following cannabinoids:
- Delta 8 THC, known for its effects that strike a balanced middle ground between the potency of THC and the mildness of CBD.
- HHC, a "mirror" molecule to THC, matching its potency and exhibiting exceptional stability over time.
- D9 THC, the benchmark when assessing various cannabinoids, known as simply THC or traditional cannabis
- THCP, the most potent cannabinoid ever discovered, known for its long-lasting effects that can last over 24 hours.
The Fragrant World of Terpenes
In addition to cannabinoids, cannabis contains aromatic compounds known as terpenes. Terpenes are responsible for the distinctive smells and flavors associated with different cannabis strains. While terpenes are present in various plants, including citrus trees, conifers, and lavender, they are most commonly linked with cannabis due to the hundreds of different terpenes found in various strains. These variations have evolved over the course of cannabis cultivation history, shaped by adaptation and selective breeding.
The Entourage Effect: Synergy in Action
A fascinating concept in the world of cannabis is the entourage effect, which is the interaction or synergy between different compounds in the cannabis plant. When individuals engage in the act of smoking or vaping cannabis, they are essentially inhaling a complex combination of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids (an understudied compound that plays a role in how we perceive cannabis through our senses).
These compounds engage in a dynamic interaction with specialized protein receptors within the cells of your body, notably designed for cannabinoids. This interaction has the potential to enhance the effects of cannabis and significantly influence the overall experience. Therefore, the terpenes present in the inhaled vapor not only contribute to the aroma and flavor profile but also serve as integral components of the entourage effect.
Hi on Nature's vapes and dabs are distinguished by their high-quality terpene profiles, adding distinctive sensory attributes and delivering delightful aromas and flavors. Our product range offers a diverse selection, featuring six delectable flavors in our Delta 8 + THCP Disposables and HHC Cocktail Disposables. These flavors encompass a spectrum of terpenes that can enhance feelings of tranquility and relaxation or provide an invigorating and energetic experience, allowing you to customize your enjoyment to match your desired mood.
For those seeking the most potent THC experience, be sure not to overlook our 100% THCP One Hit Wonder, thoughtfully combined with live resin terpenes, available in three tantalizing flavors.
Additionally, our Delta 8 Dabs and HHC Cocktail Dabs are offered in three distinctive flavor variations, each tailored to promote a diverse range of sensations and cater to your individual preferences.
In the next blog post, Diving into Alternative Cannabinoids: Beyond THC and CBD, we will delve deeper into the world of cannabinoids, providing a reference guide to the cannabinoid family tree and exploring the differences in cannabinoids across various cannabis products.