With the advent of specialized procedures developed in recent years (Fischedick, 2010; Livingston, et al, 2020), testing aromatic Cannabis flowers for terpene composition has become a proactive demonstration of quality among concerned (artisan) growers. Plus, with so many consumers interested in learning about terpenes, a few tiny farms get to enjoy “rock star” status. These are visionary leaders, and I believe most early adopters have earned some bragging rights.
In 2015, Seattle Bliss was in its beginnings. I had left Research and Publishing to treat myself and learn about Cannabis on the west coast. I smoked on-camera and allowed viewers to see how certain strains affected my thoughts, speech and short-term memory. I was learning about anything I could. I got a look at a few terpene profiles and became curious. I read science articles and applied what I learned. I begged several growers for terpene test results and found a select few willing to aid my research. Now, thanks to their help, I’ve written a reference book, built a website with a TerpType finder (Strain Search), and I look forward to certifying TerpTypes for professional growers around the world.
New 2021 Verified TerpTypes
Enduring thanks to these producers for leading the way by aiding this research.
[See a preview of the book, TerpTypes, including the Verified cultivars below, in the Library.]
Lazy Bee Gardens (WA, USA), Jack of Spades
Lazy Bee Gardens (WA, USA), Tesla Tower
Lazy Bee Gardens (WA, USA), Wi-Fi OG
Lazy Bee Gardens (WA, USA), Blue Dream
Lazy Bee Gardens (WA, USA), Powder Hound (Certified)
Green Barn Farms (WA, USA), Purple Diesel
Raven (WA, USA), The Look
Raven (WA, USA), Jack Herer
Sky High Gardens (WA, USA), Dutch Treat
Puffin Farm (WA, USA), Strawberry Cough
Vashon Velvet (WA, USA), Acapulco Gold
NOTE: Member Producers, please check your junk email for your certificate. Otherwise, you may login and download a high-resolution (1920 x 1080 .PNG) certificate in the Members area. Please use it on your product label.
References cited here:
Fischedick, J. T., Hazekamp, A., Erkelens, T., Choi, Y. H., & Verpoorte, R. (2010). Metabolic fingerprinting of Cannabis sativa L., cannabinoids and terpenoids for chemotaxonomic and drug standardization purposes. Phytochemistry, 71(17-18), 2058-2073.
Livingston, S. J., Quilichini, T. D., Booth, J. K., Wong, D. C., Rensing, K. H., Laflamme‐Yonkman, J., … & Samuels, A. L. (2020). Cannabis glandular trichomes alter morphology and metabolite content during flower maturation. The Plant Journal, 101(1), 37-56.