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Terpenes and Their Effects

Posted by CANNASaver on Saturday, 03 June 2017 in Canna Blog

Types of Terpenes and their Effects

What are terpenes and why should you care? A terpene isn’t just a word that weed nerds use; terpenes are what gives marijuana its delicious smell and many additional stony effects! Terpenes are the fragrant oils found in the glandular trichomes of marijuana flowers. There are approximately 140 known terpenes, and they all have different effects on the human body. This article will introduce you to some of the more common terpenes found in marijuana and help you choose the right terpenes to produce the effects you’re looking for.

What are terpenes and what do they do?

Terpenes aren’t unique to marijuana! Terpenes are found in many plants including pepper, rosemary, sage, and lavender. In nature, the function of terpenes is to attract pollinators like bees, and repel predators such as insects and deer. They also help the plant to fight off fungus and bacteria. Some terpenes smell citrusy, some piney, some musky, some floral. What particular terpenes a plant produces is influenced by the maturity of the plant, strain variety, climate, soil quality, and other environmental factors. Some terpenes play a role in determining how much THC penetrates your body’s systems, while certain other terpenes can affect the brain’s cannabanoid receptors. These influences help determine the specific effects of the particular marijuana you’re using.

What’s the Difference in Terpenes and Terpenoids?

Terpenes are what these oils are called when they are found in the living, growing marijuana plant. At this point, the terpenes contain only hydrogen and carbon. Once the plant is harvested and the buds begin to dry out, oxidation changes the terpenes into terpenoids. So, not much difference really, but the two terms can be confusing if you don’t understand the distinction.

Common Terpenes and their Effects

So, how do terpenes affect you exactly? The answer depends on the terpene. Here are some of the more common and most sought-after terpenes that can be found in marijuana, as well as some info about what strains contain which terpenes.

Humulene: This terpene has an earthy, woody scent. It’s great for relieving pain and also has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also useful as an appetite suppressant. OG Kush and White Widow both have high levels of humulene.

Limonine: This terpene is known for its ability to elevate one’s mood, producing feelings of happiness, lightness, and euphoria. Stress-relieving with a citrusy scent, you’ll find limonene in OG Kush and Super Lemon Haze, to name a couple. Anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-carcinogenic, limonene is believed to help with gallstones and gastrointestinal complications, and it’s also good for heartburn and for treating the symptoms of depression.

Linalool: With a floral, citrusy scent, linalool is a terpene that is great for stress relief and relaxation. It’s also good for treating acne. G-13, LA Confidential, and Amnesia Haze are some strains with a high concentration of linalool.

Myrcene: If you have trouble sleeping, this is the terpene for you. It will knock you out, producing drowsiness and generally slowing the mind. With an earthy, tropical scent, myrcene has a reputation for its cancer-fighting properties and amazing ability to end even the worst cases of insomnia. The most common of the terpenes, myrcene is also a muscle relaxer and anti-depressant, and it may even help your high to kick in a little more quickly. White Widow is a strain to look for if you’re wanting high myrcene levels in your buds.

Caryophyllene: This terpene has gastroprotective properties that aid in keeping your digestive system healthy. It has a woody, peppery scent and is also good for relieving the pain and stiffness of arthritis. It’s an anti-inflammatory that can be useful in treating ulcers and autoimmune disorders.If you’re looking for caryophyllene, you’ll find it in abundance in the hash plant, not in the type of bud that’s usually enjoyed.

Pinene (alpha-pinene and beta-pinene): This terpene encourages focus and mental acuity, and gives the herb a piney scent. It’s recommended for help with asthma and for use as an antiseptic. Jack Herer and Super Silver Haze are two strains rife with pinenes.

Where do I find these strains?

Now that you know what you’re looking for, all you need to do is head to a dispensary and buy a marijuana strain that has a high concentration of the terpenes you want. CannaSaver is a great resource for finding a dispensary near you, and you’ll also find loads of money-saving coupons for dispensary deals on top-shelf ounces, dabs, and more. Just choose a deal, then call the store to ask about specific strains to verify that they have what you’re looking for. Your budtender can also recommend additional strains based on the terpene effects you desire. Of course, the best way to discover which terpenes you prefer is to experiment--so stock up on a few different varieties and see for yourself which strains and terpenes you like the most. Happy toking from your friends at CannaSaver!

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Do Terpenes Get You High?

Posted by CANNASaver on Saturday, 16 January 2021 in Canna Blog

Oh the juicy terps, glorious terpenes. By now, I’m sure you know all about wonderful terpenes. 

Wait, you don’t? 

Well, let’s boot in and upload that knowledge upon you. 

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What are Terpenes?

Terpenes are biological aromatic compounds found in many different plant species. In cannabis, they are responsible for the various flavors and aromas each strain obtains. The terpenes produce citrus, pepper, pine, and floral tastes/smells gathered within the buds or more specifically in the trichomes (kief).

They promote relaxation/stress relief for indica strains.

As for the sativas, they produce focus, uplifting, and energy.

So now that you are an expert, you’re probably headed to your favorite dispensary to purchase a fresh jar of juicy terpenes. They are going to get you higher than you have ever been. Well, let’s stop there and ask this question:

Do terpenes get you high?

A Closer Look At Terpenes

So now that you have a little knowledge of terpenes and that they exist, let’s dive in a little closer. Terpenes come in a big bag of different types which influence the type of high you will experience while you smoke. Let’s consider terpenes a type of “choose your own adventure” for the cannabis world.

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Limonene

This juicy citrus terpene is found in various different fruits such as oranges, grapefruits, berries, and lemons. Limonene reduces anxiety. This occurs by the terpene increasing your serotonin and dopamine production within your brain, thus improving your overall mental health. A happy brain is a good brain.

Limonene has a high availability which essentially means it will allow a substance, cannabis in our case, to enter your bloodstream and have an actual effect on your body.

Some other added benefits include being an antiseptic and helping overall gastrointestinal health.

Some strains which contain Limonene include:

  • White Widow
  • Hindu Kush
  • Goji OG
  • Banana Kush

Myrcene

The most common terpene amongst the marijuana ranks is myrcene. Studies have shown myrcene improves cell membranes in the body to absorb nutrients. Myrcene makes up 20% of all the terpenes found in all cannabis strains. The terpene also appears as the most dominant among 40% of shelved marijuana strains. With these percentages, there is a very good chance you have had plenty of this terpene. 

Myrcene affects the blood/brain barrier. The terpene lowers the barrier allowing THC to pass through easier thus allowing for a sustained high. The terpene protects against circulating toxins/diseases which cause brain infections. This process does not raise the psychoactivity of THC but naturally increases the sense of chill and couch-lock. This allows the marijuana to hit fast/strong. Typically completely halving the onset time. 

Some health benefits from Myrcene are digestion improvement, relaxing muscles, reducing asthma flare-ups, and aiding sleep.

Some strains which contain Myrcene include:

  • Green Crack
  • Ak-47
  • Blue Dream
  • 9 Pound Hammer

Pinene

This woodsy, lumberjack of a terpene is the most common terp in nature. Pinene is found in pine trees, coniferous trees, rosemary, and other plants. In the marijuana world, Pinene has earthy, woody, and piney tastes/aromas. This terpene hits with stimulation, focus, and clarity receptors in your brain. The terpene is also a bronchodilator, a broad-spectrum antibiotic, and, believe it or not, it improves your memory.

Some strains which contain Pinene include:

  • Mimosa
  • Do-Si-Do
  • Island Sweet Skunk
  • Jack Herer

Linalool

Linalool is a bit of a flower child. Overall floral with a hint of spice, the terpene is found in lavender, rosewood, birch bark, and cinnamon. Linalool is aromatherapeutic which promotes health and an overall sense of well-being.

The terpenes reduce anxiety and allow the feeling of sedation. Linalool helps prevent heart disease and is slightly pain-relieving. The flower child also produces vitamin E which has anti-aging properties. 

Some strains which contain Linalool include:

  • Grand Daddy Purp
  • Amnesia Haze
  • Wedding Cake
  • L.A. Confidential

Caryophyllene

Oh, the spice with everything nice. Caryophyllene is found in basil, black pepper, and oregano. The terp has spicy, woody, and pepper aromas/flavors. High caryophyllene terpenes are noticeably pain-relieving and inflammation-reducing. The terpene binds with CB2 receptors in the brain which improves brain health and overall well-being.

Caryophyllene can also counteract the effects of THC. This could be good for those who need to be less high/anxiety-ridden. This spicy girl is good for digestion, pain relief, and relieves itchy skin.

Some strains which contain Caryophyllene include:

  • Skywalker OG
  • Super Silver Haze
  • Chemdawg

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The Terpene Experience and Getting High

So I know you’re thinking as you stand at your favorite dispensary with your mouth watering at the sight of the jar of fresh terpenes, “Do terpenes alone actually get you high?”. 

Unfortunately, the short answer is no

This simply breaks down to the terpenes themselves containing no THC. For those needing a friendly refresher, THC delivers the high we are all fondly familiar with. The terpenes interacting with THC and other cannabinoids are where the terpenes shine. They come in and become a “pick your own high” known as the Entourage Effect.

The Entourage Effect is the combination of THC, any terpene, and CBD. Many believe that cannabis is improved by adding terpenes. Terpenes work closely in the brain interacting with your body’s naturally forming cannabinoids pairing divinely with consumed THC and/or CBD. The combination is much stronger than THC, CBD, and terpenes alone. 

The Entourage Effect indirectly works as a major chemical compound and increases the potential benefits of everything involved. This improves mood and biological responses which boosts the quality of life. For those with marijuana anxiety, certain terps keep paranoia and anxiety completely away.

Now that you are an actual expert, make sure you grab that jar of terpenes. They allow you to choose the flavor/smells you enjoy. Then, remember to also buy some stinky, dank flower because terpenes alone will not get you high. But the Entourage Effect swoops in to boost cannabis effects longer, faster, and stronger. Helping to improve your body beyond your high.

Health and getting high, who would have thought...

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Best CBD Deals

Posted by CANNASaver on Friday, 23 April 2021 in Canna Blog

Although we're known for having the best deals on marijuana and THC-related products in Colorado, don't just have deals on weed. The marijuana coupon website also has amazing deals on CBD oils, tinctures, topicals, and more. 

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What is CBD?

If you’re new to the weed world – or just still don’t quite get what CBD is – you’re not alone. The use of CBD has exploded over the last few years, and it’s a product you can find in a lot of places.

The marijuana plant is filled with different cannabinoids – compounds found within cannabis that have varying effects. There are over 100 known cannabinoids, the most notable being tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the cannabinoid that gives marijuana its psychoactive and euphoric effects. 

The other major cannabinoid in marijuana is cannabidiol (CBD). CBD produces no psychoactive effects – you don’t get high off CBD. Instead, CBD offers pain relief and a calming effect. This isn’t to say that CBD doesn’t alter your consciousness – users often will be more mellow and relaxed, just not “high.”

People take CBD products for a few different reasons – the main ones being pain and anxiety relief. Healthline reported that there are even more key benefits to taking CBD:

·         Pain relief

·         Anxiety relief

·         Acne reduction

·         Heart health benefits

·         Cancer symptom alleviation

·         Neuroprotective properties

 Studies into the positive effects of CBD are still relatively new and ongoing but expect to find more and more benefits discovered in the coming years.

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Types of CBD Products

CBD has been infused with a multitude of wellness products over the last few years. The most popular of these products include:

·         Oils & Tinctures – CBD extracted from marijuana is combined with different oils to be taken orally.

·         Edibles – like THC edibles, CBD is combined with food.

·         Topicals – these are CBD-infused skin products to be administered topically, or on the skin.

·         Capsules – CBD is extracted and then made into pill form.

·         Drinks – popular drinks are infused with extracted CBD.

You can also purchase CBD strains of flower to smoke. It won’t get you high – but it can satisfy those who like the act of smoking.

What CBD Product Should I Try?

Exactly what CBD product you should buy is dependent on your situation. If you're using it for pain relief, typically a topical cream rubbed directly on the injured area is a great route – but you can also take edibles or oils or smoke flower for the same effects. 

Because of the different ways of ingestion, the CBD will take longer to get into the system. Generally, edibles and tinctures will take the longest amount of time to kick in – but they also last the longest. Topical creams work relatively fast, but you may find that the effects won’t last as long. Smoking or vaping CBD will kick in at the same pace THC does – but don’t expect a high.

We recommend experimenting with several different types of CBD products to find what works best for you. Luckily, Cannasaver has tons of deals on CBD, so trying these products won’t hurt your wallet. Check out some of the awesome deals below.

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Best CBD Deals in Colorado

The best place to find killer CBD deals is through Cannasaver. Before heading into a dispensary to give CBD a try or to restock, check out our homepage to maximize your savings. 

This article will also be featuring some of the best deals on CBD, listed by dispensary. Check below to see if your local dispensary is running any specials right now.

Pure Marijuana Dispensary has locations across the Denver metro area.

  • On Fridays, they offer 25% off of all CBD and skincare products using this coupon.

Rocky Mountain High Dispensary also has several locations and holds CBD specials on Wellness Wednesday.

  • They offer 20% off of all CBD products including edibles, topicals, and oils. Cannabis Station on 20th Street offers the same deal on Wednesdays.

Herbs4you in Capitol Hill has a deal going on right now for CBD flower.

You can grab the CBD strain AC/DC at these prices:

·         ⅛ oz. for $35.

·         ¼ oz. for $65.

·         ½ oz. for $120.

·         Full ounce for $200.

For the Colorado Springs readers, Docta Rasta on Colorado Avenue has some great CBD specials:

·         A Buy One, Get One 50% off on any Docta Rasta brand CBD products.

·         A special on CBD Oils – 25% off any Docta Rasta brand oils and tinctures.

·         A coupon for 20% off all CBD drinks, edibles, flower, and cartridges.

·         Topical special: 25% off all Docta Rasta brand topicals and creams.

Organix in Breckenridge has a Friday deal on CBD – 25% off all CBD and skincare products.

Herban Underground on South Broadway is selling Harmony CBD wax and shatter for $15 a gram while supplies last. 

AMCH Denver is offering a new product from CBUZZD – a 10,000mg CBD Full Spectrum Oil.

The product claims to contain the highest concentration of full-spectrum CBD of any product in the market at 320mg per drop. You can grab this new product for $143 using this coupon.

Trinidad’s Higher Calling & Oxygen Bar on Main Street is now offering 15% off CBD flower.

Little Brown House is offering a special for medical customers only – you can pick up a gram of CBD concentrate for only $24 out the door.

Altitude Organic Medicine has a few locations in Colorado Springs – all also offering a deal for medical customers. 

Using this coupon, you can pick up two Luv Extract High CBD 500mg vape cartridges for $50. 

You can grab 100mg CBD Nfuzed Gummies for $7.95 at The Stone Dispensary by presenting them this coupon at purchase.

CBD is an amazing and ever-growing product of marijuana. It’s extremely likely that we will see more CBD products as the years go on.

And, of course, as more and more CBD products begin to appear on shelves, don’t forget to look on our homepage for the best deals. 

If CBD isn’t your thing, don’t worry. We also have the best deals and specials on all marijuana products in Colorado.

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