Dessert Class: Classification of Cannabis by THC and Terpenes
The Dessert Class includes popular hybrid strains like Classic Bubba Kush, and GSC. The Dessert Class also includes Gelato and Cake varieties. These cultivars always have a codominance of either a Limonene or Caryophyllene heavy terpene profile, typically backed by humulene and linalool. - Written by Randy Villarba
As further studies are carried out, the importance of cannabis terpenes are becoming more significant than amounts of THC in uncovering the true effects of the plant. Terpenes, which are essential oils responsible for the distinct flavors and aromas of cannabis, are thought to have a considerable impact on its purported effects by interacting with the body's endocannabinoid system. By analyzing the terpene profile of a cannabis strain, one can gain a more accurate understanding of its potential effects.
The recognition of the significance of terpene profiles in understanding cannabis strains goes beyond simply evaluating THC levels. This newfound understanding is revolutionizing the way cultivars are categorized, in an attempt to shift from the conventional indica and sativa classifications.
Spearheading this discussion on what distinguishes superior cannabis products and extracts is The Emerald Cup Cannabis Classification System in partnership with PhytoFacts® and SC Labs. Through the collaborative efforts of The Emerald Cup, SC Labs, and NAPRO Research, terpenes are being acknowledged as a crucial factor in determining the quality of cannabis, aiming to shift the collective perception in the industry.
The main focus is to highlight the potential significance of delicate and volatile terpenes in the production and enhancement of the entourage effect. This innovative classification system aims to redefine the relationship between cannabinoid and terpene ratios, moving beyond the traditional approach of solely measuring THC levels. It represents a pioneering movement to transform our comprehension of cannabis, delving deeper into the intricate connection between terpenes, flavors, aromas, and how they may impact the effects of cannabis.
The Dessert Class has one of the more popular terpene profiles. This class includes popular hybrid strains like Classic Bubba Kush, and GSC. The Dessert Class also includes Gelato and Cake varieties. These cultivars always have a codominance of either a Limonene or Caryophyllene heavy terpene profile, typically backed by humulene and linalool.
Limonene is recognized for its citrusy and lemon-scented aromas and flavors. This terpene can be akin to the peels of citrus fruits like lemons, limes, and oranges. Caryophyllene is distinguished by its unique flavor profile, which encompasses spicy, peppery, and sweet notes. Caryophyllene can also have floral undertones with the occasional hints of cinnamon.
Linalool is known for its sweet, and slightly spicy aroma. Linalool can also provide a hint of citrus and an herbal exhale. Humulene is recognized for its earthy, woody, and slightly spicy aroma with hints of herbal and floral notes.
Cultivars in this class are purported to offer an enjoyable experience that fuels creativity and social interaction. The unique terpene profiles of these cultivars make them a popular choice among cannabis enthusiasts seeking a harmonious blend of creativity, sociability, and relaxation.
Cali Gelato - Cali Lotus
Cali Gelato, an exquisite cultivar, is the delightful blending of Sunset Sherbet with Thin Mint Cookies. It boasts a delectable sweetness, complemented by a luscious fusion of fruitiness and creaminess in both its flavor and aroma. It has been purported to offer a euphoric and uplifting sensation, followed by a sense of relaxation.
Cali Gelato is also believed to possess potential benefits in mitigating fatigue, temporary pain, and occasional sleeplessness. This strain is enriched with prominent terpenes such as limonene, myrcene, and caryophyllene, which add to its distinctive profile.
Watermelon Gelato Live Resin Fruit Chews - Lost Farm
Gelato brings together the luscious, creamy and citrusy flavors of Sunset Sherbet with the earthy, minty aroma of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies. The result is a delectable combination of tastes that form the foundation for Lost Farm’s unique fruit chew experience. With juicy melon flavors complemented by fresh cucumber, floral, and oaky notes, Gelato offers a tantalizing taste sensation.
Lost Farm chews are plant-based edibles and infused with 100% live resin cannabis extract. These chews are strain-specific, meaning that they capture the distinct characteristics of Gelato in each 10mg THC edible. The use of cannabis plant live resin ensures that the full spectrum of flavors and effects of the Gelato strain are preserved.
Double OG Chem Sauce Cartridge - ABX
Double OG Chem crosses OG Chemdawg with Double OG Kush. This particular cannabis variety is purported to offer a relaxed, euphoric, and joyful state. If you're looking for a strain that can provide a soothing and uplifting effect, then Double OG chem might be the perfect choice for you. This cultivar is often characterized by its skunk-like aroma and spicy pine flavor. Its primary terpenes include caryophyllene, limonene, and bisabolol.
Super Dog - Connected
Super Dog is a gassy and heavy sativa dominant strain that crosses Giesel and White Dawg cultivars. The Chemdawg genetics within this cultivar are very evident as this cultivar offers a very gassy, fruity and earthy flavor. One of the more active cannabis sativa strains, its effects are purported to be cerebral, uplifting and focused. Super Dog’s dominant terpenes are limonene, caryophyllene, and humulene.
Angel Cake - Green Dragon
Indulging in Angel Cake is akin to experiencing a heavenly slice of cannabis goodness. This unique strain is the result of a fusion between Forum Cookies and Fire OG Kush, two renowned cultivars. Angel Cake delights the senses with its floral and nutty flavor, leaving a sweet exhale that is truly satisfying.
The effects of Angel Cake are purported to be cerebral and creative, making it an ideal choice for those seeking inspiration or a burst of artistic energy. As the experience progresses, it may transition into a relaxing vibe, allowing for a well-rounded experience. The dominant terpenes found in Angel Cake are limonene, caryophyllene, and linalool, adding to its distinctive aroma and potential therapeutic benefits.
Wedding Cake x Wilson Live Resin Batter - Paper Planes
Wedding Cake x Wilson Live Resin Batter by Paper Planes is a concentrate made from a hybrid of two cultivars Wedding Cake and Wilson. Its distinct flavor profile is characterized by a potent combination of pepper-like spiciness, sweet creamy vanilla, and subtle hints of citrus. The effects of Wedding Cake x Wilson Live Resin Batter is purported to be euphoric, relaxing, and hazy.
While it induces a relaxed state in the body, its cerebral effects may manifest as a burst of creativity, focus, and even a sense of speediness. This makes it a versatile cultivar, perfect for unwinding and engaging in artistic pursuits, or deep introspective thinking.
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