There’s no debating that everything is sweeter in the summer – even cannabis strains. But what makes one varietal differ so much from another? Why are some strains fragrant while others are earthy? In this blog, we will first help to answer many of your cannabis strain questions by diving into the exciting microscopic world of cannabis terpenes and how they affect the smoking experience. We will then look into our summer strains’ terpene profiles and the nuances that distinguish them, all leading up to the most important question of all: how can cannabis enhance our activities during this socially distanced summer?
We’ll start at the beginning, or shall I say the root of it – terpenes are the molecules in the cannabis plant that is at the heart of your sensory experience. These molecules may be small, but they hold the powerful aromas and flavors that indulge your senses, allowing you to have a unique smoking experience with every strain. Terpenes are also responsible for the effects you feel from various cannabis strains. Many studies have shown that some cannabis strains may provide relief from anxiety or stress, while others may alleviate pain and inflammation. The effects of these strains all lead back to the terpenes in the cannabis plant, which allow us to differentiate each strain from the next. These microscopic molecules are the powerhouse behind the scenes, the ones responsible for all the effects, while the cannabis plant shines under the spotlight of our lighters and takes all of the credit.
When considering our summer strains, the three most popular are Strawberry Cough, Cherry Pie, and Do-Si-Dos.
For a sweet strain like Strawberry Cough, the terpene content is extensive:
- Strawberry Cough terpene profile: Limonene, Terpinolene, Myrcene, Linalool, beta-Caryophyllene, Ocimene, Humulene, alpha-Pinene, and beta-Pinene
Try Spoil’d’s Strawberry Cough to experience a vibrant terpene profile that makes this one of our favorite summer strains. This uplifting strain is perfect for spending time outdoors, whether you are lounging in the backyard by the pool or taking a walk in nature. After smoking this strain, you will be craving the sweetness of your favorite summer dessert. Pair Strawberry Cough with a strawberry shortcake popsicle or a slice of berry pie to quench your post-smoke sesh munchies.
If you are looking for a sweet strain with earthy undertones, Spoil’d’s Cherry Pie is a must-try this summer.
- Cherry Pie terpene profile: Myrcene, alpha-Pinene, beta-Caryophyllene, beta-Pinene, Linalool, Citronellol, Borneol, Terpineol
Cherry Pie’s tart yet earthy aroma will enhance your summer activities. Spend your day having a socially distanced picnic in the park with friends, or take the time to tend to your garden. To satiate your picnic food cravings, pair this strain with an actual cherry pie or tart lemon squares.
Finally, our last summer strain is perhaps the most relaxing strain of all three. Spoil’d’s Do-Si-Dos strain contains a terpene profile that will have you blissed out all summer long.
- Do-Si-Dos terpene profile: Myrcene, beta-Caryophyllene, Limonene, Ocimene, Linalool, Humulene, alpha-Pinene, beta-Pinene
This sweet but minty strain is perfect for starting your summer mornings. Bring your yoga mat outside to begin your day with meditation and reflection, or put on some vibey music to de-stress and unwind. For morning munchies, Do-Si-Dos pairs well with a shot of espresso and a refreshing acai bowl.
While this may not be the summer we originally envisioned having, it is possible to still find clarity and creativity amidst the chaos. Put yourself first this summer and do something you would not normally have the time to do. Take time to reflect on life and what makes you happy. Check-in on your friends from afar or go on a socially distanced hike in nature. Finally, smoke that new strain you have always wanted to try. Treat yourself to a high-quality cartridge, such as the Spoil’d Distillate Cartridge. The Spoil’d cartridges come in multiple flavors, with cannabis-derived and natural food-grade terpenes.
For our CBD lovers, we have not forgotten about you – the Spoil’d line of CBD-only carts will have you relaxed and rejuvenated all summer. These versatile products will change the way you experience cannabis, as you indulge in the sweetest strains of the summer.