Learn More About The Western Cultured Strain Flavor Wheel

Western Cultured extracts and flower are reinforced with terpene knowledge that is easy for consumers to digest. Training tools like the Western Cultured flavor wheel put them ahead of the curve on consumer-based terpene knowledge. I myself learned much about terpenes from their flavor wheel infographic. The flavor wheel is divided into four basic and commonly found flavor profiles: spicy, sweet, sour, and earthy.

Learn More About The Western Cultured Strain Flavor Wheel

Each flavor has corresponding colors and terpenes that are associated with those aromas and flavors. Some terpenes overlap with multiple flavor profiles, like terpinolene, and its piney-citrus aromas that fall into both spicy and sour categories. The color-scales do a great job of indicating the range of each terpenes flavor profile.

Each flavor on the wheel and it’s associated terpenes are linked to strains, and that makes it easy for a consumer to visually connect strains to terpenes. Here are the strains associated with each flavor.

Spicy: Galactic Death Star, Hiker’s Headband, Kraken Black Pepper, Perma Frost

Sweet: Acapulco Gold, Island Breeze, Blue Dream, Penny Wiser, Cherry Pie, Thai Berry, Platinum Cookies, Pacific Purple Urkle, Northern Lights

Sour: Banana Split, Mega Jackpot, Seatown Lemon Haze, Dutch  Treat

Earthy: Seahawk Silvertip, Jurassic OGK, Tahoe OG, Camp Cinex, Evergreen Afgoo, Galactic Glue

Western Cultured Extracts

Distillate: Western Culture partnered with cannabis science purveyors the Werc Shop to create strain specific vape cartridges. The strains and terpenes are “expertly profiled” to ensure they match each strain’s profile like it was just harvested.

Carbon Dioxide (CO2): Another style of vape cartridge, this is the safest and cleanest type of extraction. We breathe in CO2 every single day as it makes up a large portion of our atmosphere. Their Cartridges never contain fillers like coconut oil, propylene glycol, polyethylene glycol or vegetable glycerine.

High Terpene: These dab-ables are made in collaboration with Mantis Extracts. These concentrates are created with a proprietary hydrocarbon blend that leaves products that closest represents a strain directly out of the garden. These extracts can contain up to 25 percent terpenes while still keeping THC percentages around 65 percent.

Hydrocarbon: Partnering with another top Washington extraction laboratory, Xtracted Laboratories, gave Western Cultured extracts an incredibly potent product line. The same guys that power Refine’s coveted Loud Resin create a line of products exclusively found with Western Cultured.

Western Cultured Products On KushMart’s Menu

Two Packs of Pre-Rolls – $10 (Strains: Galactic Glue, Mega Jackpot, Lavender, Dutch Treat)

3.5 Grams of SeaTown Lemon Haze – $45

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The Best Pot Shop in Everett!

KushMart opened in November 2014 and has been a top-ranked recreational pot shop since day 1. We’re located at 6309 Evergreen Way STE C minutes off of Interstate 5. With ample parking, you will be in and out in no time and with our amazing selection and best prices you will have a smile on your face.

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.

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How Are Beer And Weed Connected? It’s All About The 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, Stout’s, 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.

KushKrew Beer and Weed Pairings

Lifted Cannabis Golden Lemons vs. Iron Horse High Five Heffe

Stable Cannabis Orange Apricot vs. Seattle Cider Co. Tangerine Tumeric

House Of Cultivar Chem Mint Cookies vs. Lagunitas Hop Stoopid

Sweetwater Farms OG Skunk vs. Reuben’s Brews Robust Porter

The Best Pot Shop in Everett!

KushMart opened in November 2014 and has been a top ranked recreational pot shop since day 1. We’re located at 6309 Evergreen Way STE C minutes off of Interstate 5. With ample parking, you will be in and out in no time and with our amazing selection and best prices you will have a smile on your face.

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.

ORDER ONLINE NOW USING KUSHMART’S ONLINE MENU SYSTEM. CLICK HERE TO ADD TO YOUR CART!

Skip The Line & Order Online For Your 4/20 Celebration Stash

You want your 4/20 celebrations to be as productive as possible which means you don’t need to wait in long lines the day of. Everyone is going to be ripped and nobody likes playing catch-up. You may not know, but KushMart offers online ordering.

Place your order online and a budtender will assemble your order to its exact specificity. You can pick it up in the store with no hassle, at your own convenience.  Take advantage of KushMart’s ATM readers and you can use your debit card at the register for the same fee and skip a step of taking out cash.

4/20 Top-Shelf Sales

House of Cultivar

Sweetwater Farms

Oleum Extracts

KushMart is proud to host one of the biggest 4:20 sales IN THE COUNTRY!
This year we are bringing it back with up to 50% OFF major brands including Sweet Water, Oleum, House of Cultivar and Pioneer Nuggets! We will also have $4.20 grams$10 eighths, and $1 2pack  J’s. You won’t find these deals anywhere else but KushMart this 4:20 so don’t forget to mark your calendars!

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.

ORDER ONLINE NOW USING KUSHMART’S ONLINE MENU SYSTEM. CLICK HERE TO ADD TO YOUR CART!

 

How My CannaCon Experience Fueled My Curiosity For Terpene Education

Terps is a slang term thrown around in head shops and cannabis retailers all the time. Terpy is a term often associated with vibrant aromatics and flavors in cannabis flower and concentrates. While it may sound like generic stoner slang, terpy is somewhat of an accurate term to describe a strain that has a pungent smell because it’s slang for terpenes. Terpene education is quickly gaining momentum in the industry.

What Are Terpenes?

Terpenes are found in the essential oils of all plants. The aromas released by terpenes give fruit and plants their signature smells. Many people who enjoy cannabis have a strong connection to the smell of a specific strain, like Dutch Treat for example. A chemical reaction occurs between your body and terpenes as soon as you smell a strain. This is the reason aromatherapy is an effective method to relieve stress and anxiety or why mentholatum relieves inflammation in your chest and helps you breathe through a chest cold.

Terpene Education Still In Its Infancy

The cannabis industry is barely scratching the surface of terpene research and how they interact with cannabinoids. The truth is there hasn’t been enough research done to say with certainty what each terpene does. It’s easy to isolate a terpene, see what it smells like and match those aromas to cannabis strains. Myrcene and limonene release vibrant lime and citrus aromas found in Tangie phenotypes while terpinolene is the hazy pine smell associated with Haze and Dutch phenotypes.  It’s something entirely different to guarantee a specific terpene has designated effects. It’s important to note that a lot of the terpene information is somewhat anecdotal.

Virginia Hoyer touched on this during her talk at CannaCon 2018. Hoyer is a natural product chemist and herbalist. She’s worked at Analytical 360 and Laboratory Manager at PhytaLab, laboratories providing quality assurance testing for compliance with Washington’s recreational cannabis regulations.
She says many cannabis blogs promote misinformation about terpenes and just issued caution when sourcing terpene information.

Hoyer brought up slides breaking down the attributes of seven common terpenes that she could find research corroborating their effects: beta-caryophyllene, humulene, limonene, linalool, myrcene, alpha-pinene, and terpinolene. Ethan B Russo is a cannabis researcher who published a paper on this very topic in the British Journal of Pharmacology. In the paper, Russo breaks down the commonly found terpenes listed above and talks about the role terpenes play in the entourage effect. Russo’s name came up multiple times during CannaCon seminars I attended, he’s respected in the space and his research on cannabis backs up a lot of the anecdotal evidence about terpenes.

The industry is still catching on and basic cannabis users know even less about terpenes. In general, few cannabis cultivators invest in terpene information on their packaging. Cannabis concentrate producers have made more of an effort to educate consumers about their product’s terpene profiles, but in general, it’s still a limited method of dispersing education. It’s limited because it’s dependent on budtenders going out of their way to teach customers about terpenes and teach them the right thing or curious customers researching terpene effects and cannabinoids on their own volition. 

Customer – Terpene Relationship

As it stands, terpene information isn’t necessary to sell cannabis to your basic consumer. A combination of hybrid, sativa indica, strain name, THC percentages, brand loyalty, and price are the factors most purchase decisions revolve around.

I was pleasantly pleased with CannaCon that the terpene conversation will continue, grow, and evolve the consumer-terpene relationship. True Terpenes had an information booth and a seminar lead by Ben Cassiday. Cassiday mentioned True Terpenes is currently working open-sourced research to help educate consumers. There were several other seminars discussing terpenes from both scientific and consumer standpoints.

Solutions for increasing the effectiveness of consumer-based terpene education still need to be thought up, but it’s good to know the industry is pushing the wave towards unlocking the secrets of terpene and cannabinoid knowledge.

Brands That Incorporate Terpene Education With Their Labeling

Oleum Extracts

Bodhi High

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The KushKrew recommends trying Strawberry Lemonade,  Pineapple Kush, Blueberry Headband and Shurman #7 if you want to experience terpene heavy strains.

KushMart opened in November 2014 and has been a top-ranked recreational pot shop since day 1. We’re located at 6309 Evergreen Way STE C minutes off of Interstate 5. With ample parking, you will be in and out in no time and with our amazing selection and best prices you will have a smile on your face.