You've got a choice, pot smokers: carelessly torch and inhale a bowl of whatever random schwag you're handed in the same amount of time it takes to scarf a Big Mac - or slow your roll and embrace a more tasteful, meditative smoking experience.
More people are getting turned on to the idea that you can
Got it? Good. If you can actually remember all that, here are five tasting notes to which you should stay attuned.
Love it or hate it, cannabis can contain dairy notes running the gamut from vanilla ice cream to stinky Danish Blue or Limburger. The terpenes responsible for the cheese factor "include octanoic acid, (methyl
Cannabis, as many of us know, is a flower - and, like other flowers, its signature perfume can have a borderline-aromatherapeutic sweetness. When cannabis smells fresh and floral, like lavender, it's probably a strain with high concentrations of linalool - a minor terpene best known for its tranquilizing effects. The terpene, which some also recommend for those suffering from anxiety, depression, and even psychosis, is found in strains including Master Kush and OG Shark.
If your cannabis smells kinda like Christmas trees or rolling vistas of coniferous forest, it's likely high in pinene (or α-pinene), an aromatic compound also found in orange peels, turpentine, rosemary, basil, and parsley. Many hail pinene for its anti-inflammatory
Sneeze-inducing, spicy-smelling strains contain beta-caryophyllene, which purportedly selectively activates the cannabinoid 2 receptors (CB2), making it potentially useful in treating depression, autoimmune disorders, and diabetes, among other conditions. New evidence suggests beta-caryophyllene may also "be effective for treating anxiety and depression," according to Leaf Science. Dig the peppery note in Hash Plant or Green Lantern.
With a citrusy
The main thing to remember with cannabis tasting? Your nose knows. Trust your individual perceptions. Don't be afraid to note what you're tasting, even if your friends disagree.
For extra weed-nerd bonus points, write down the main